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.
2018 Exhibitions: SKYLIGHT GALLERY
2018 MEMBERS EXHIBIT
11/2/2018 – 3/17/2019
Reception: 11/8/2018 from 6 – 8PM
WHO SAVED WHO?
11/30/2018 – 3/3/2019
Reception: Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 6 – 8PM
Folklore offers the concept of the familiar, a magical animal spirit or supernatural entity that would assist witches in their practice of magic. Over the years, the role of domesticated animals such as cats, birds, dogs, small reptiles, and rodents has evolved from a spiritual guide to companion or pet. The relationship between pet and human, however, is not without a little magic. Magical thinking aside, scientists are intrigued by our attachments to our pets. Pets have practical uses too, working animals such as service ponies and therapy dogs aid humans with physical and emotional differences. Dogs, mousers, falcons, and ferrets are employed by humans for hunting purposes. Pigeons, horses, dolphins and even elephants have been utilized in times of war, and let’s not forget Bubbles and other show-biz animals. Work animals aside, probably the most profound human-pet interactions are emotional ones. Why are people so obsessed with their dogs? How did cats come to dominate the internet?
Who Saved Who? is an exhibition that explores the bond between humans and their pets that reaches beyond the general use of animals to a strange and magical human-animal attachment. A mix of curated, professional artworks (including renowned artist William Wegman) and images selected from a community open call for creative expressions of beloved pets, this exhibition illustrates the universal bond between humans and their familiars.
FIBER OPTIC CENTER NEW MEDIA GALLERY
10/17/2018 – 1/13/2019
Reception: Friday, 11/8/2018 from 6 – 8PM
Hayley Morris is an animation director that uses mixed media and stop-motion animation techniques to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand crafted details, and inventive storytelling. Her studio practice revolves around experimentation with tactile materials, such as paper, fabrics, found objects and natural materials. She runs an animation studio in Providence, RI called Shape & Shadow. Through Shape & Shadow Hayley creates commercials, music videos, tour visuals and short films for a variety of clients.
Hayley has directed work for Sesame Street, Burt’s Bees, Kate Spade, Samsung, Hewlett Packard and many others. Hayley has a passion for creating music videos and tour visuals and has created work for The Smashing Pumpkins, Iron and Wine, Explosions in the Sky and Grammy-award winning violinist Hilary Hahn, and pianist Hauschka. Morris’ work has been featured in film festivals and museums worldwide. She also teaches animation at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and previously at the Rhode Island School of Design.
5/29 – 8/11/2019
Opening Reception: AHA! 6/13/2019 from 6 – 8PM
ROY ROSSOW AND ART BALLELLI
9/4 – 11/ 24/ 2019
Opening reception: AHA! 11/12/2019 from 6 – 8PM
FIBER OPTIC CENTER NEW MEDIA GALLERY
1/ 30/2019 – 5/ 26/2019
Opening Reception and Performance: AHA! Thursday, 2/14/2019 from 6 – 8PM
6/12/2019 – 10/1/2019
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, 6/13/2019 from 6 – 8PM
Curated by Rachel Blumberg
11/ 11/2019 – 12/15/2019
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, 11/12/2019 from 6 – 8PM
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.