Upcoming Exhibitions

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! offers a variety of exciting exhibitions that highlight regional artists, contemporary artworks, and historical exhibits. Check out our upcoming exhibitions.

 2017


 

NBAM, Scapes

SCAPES: Placemaking in the 21st Century
10/25/2017 – 3/11/2018
RECEPTION:10/27, 6 – 8PM

ANDY ANELLO, GENESIS BÁEZ, SARAH BENHAM,
WILLOUGHBY ELLIOTT, GARTH EVANS, SEVERIN HAINES, STACY HOWE, KIRSTIN LAMB, SIOBHAN LANDRY, DEIRDRE MURPHY, ALANNA BOUCHER, LEILA PHILIP, STEVEN B. SMITH, & WACKLIKETHAT

“Paintings are to teach  man to see the glory of human visual existence,” said Henry Hensche, the Cape Cod painter and student of Cape Cod School of Art’s founder, Charles Hawthorne. Hensche, Hawthorne, and Hopper were three painters that dominated 20th-century landscape painting from the South Coast out to Provincetown. Their reach, combined with the famed Hudson River School has made America infamous for golden skies, pink waters, and purple mountain majesties. Is this only what Hensche meant when he called on New England artists to draw out the “glory of human visual existence”?

SCAPES: Placemaking in the 21st Century is an exhibit of contemporary painters, photographers, digital media artists and sculptors who are not finished unpacking said glory. Artists today are flipping the Modernist focus on the sublimity of nature to a postmodern exploration of internal landscapes, housed in the individual and cultivated, not only by what is seen en plein air,  but also experienced socially, culturally and emotionally.


MEMBERS EXHIBITION
12/1/2017 – 3/4/2018
Reception: January 19, 2018, 6 – 8pm

Each year New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! celebrates their artist members through a juried exhibition.

NBAM is currently seeking artists to have their work showcased in the Annual Members Exhibition. The juror is Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art at The RISD Museum. Get those applications together — the deadline is October 20, 2017 at 5pm.
Click here  to apply.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Middleborough, Bristol, Newport and Providence.