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.


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.

The juror is Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art at The RISD Museum.
Dominic selected works from the following NBAM Members to be in the 2017 Exhibition: John Battaini, Claudia Flynn, Dora Atwater Millikin, Nicole Winning, Milton Brightman, Sandra Santos, Scott Currier, William Kendall, Gaby Giblin, John Middleton, Pamela L. Hoss, Andrew Tedesco, Kendra Conn, Troy West, Marita Torbick, Robert Dunn, Temple Fawcett, John Sladewski, and Jay Ryan.

Thank you to all who applied!

Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery presents Nabeela Vega
11/29/2017 – 3/25/2018
Reception: Fri, January 19, 2018, 6 – 8pm
Snow Date: Fri, January 26, 2018

Visiting Thahab, videos by Nabeela Vega
Originally from Dhaka Bangladesh, artist Nabeela Vega migrated to Virginia four days before September 11th, 2001 at the age of eleven. Experiences following this event are what fuel their interest in the orientalist/anti-orientalist lens and notions of the other. Vega explores practices that go beyond the veil within the context of a digital realm and how notions of the other & queer experiences translate in such mediums. Visiting Thahab is a study of the Muslim woman’s presence as an object in contemporary, domestic and foreign spaces. The purpose is to observe and excogitate on the identity of a Muslim American woman in the post 9/11 South Asian diaspora.

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, Middleboro, Bristol, Newport and Providence.