2018 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.


Reception: Friday, Nov 2, 2018 from 6-8pm

Each year New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! celebrates their artist members through a juried exhibition. The 2018 Members Exhibition will be bigger than ever, taking over the Museum’s main galleries, there are more opportunities for larger works and more participants.



Adrian Tió, a Midwestern transplant with Puerto Rican parents, creates vivacious, figurative imagery that acts as hybrids, combining “elements of both mainstream America and exotic Hispania.”

Reception: Friday, Nov 2, 2018 from 6-8pm



MIMI CHRZANOWSKI                   

Reception: Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 6-8pm

Mimi Chrzanowski was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in a small farming town in Wisconsin. Chrzanowski now lives in Providence, RI where she explores adventure stories, absurd humor, magical realism, inner power, and playfulness through drawings, comics, paintings, animated GIFs, illustrations, screenprints, and self-published books.


Reception: Friday, Nov 2, 2018 from 6-8pm

Hayley Morris has directed commercials for Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Burt’s Bees, HumanaOne, Kate Spade, The Detroit Zoo, Paragard and many more. She has also been an animator and fabricator on commercials for Special K, Mcdonalds, Toyota, The New York Times, Cadbury, and a fabricator for the NYC Macy’s Christmas Windows. Hayley has a passion for creating music videos and has directed work for Iron and Wine, Explosions in the Sky, Pure Bathing Culture and grammy award winning violinist Hilary Hahn and oscar nominated composer Hauschka. Hayley’s work has been featured in film festivals and museums worldwide.

special exhibitions

Adrienne Sloane


6/21 – 9/20/2018

Massachusetts fiber artist Adrienne Sloane crafted a knit flag that partially obscures a copy of the U.S. Constitution printed on sheer nylon. The artist has begun to unravel the flag, leaving piles of loose yarn on the pedestal underneath, partially revealing the historic document.

“I am committed to continuing to show and unravel this piece according to the timeline of the current administration, stopping either when it ends, by whatever means, or at the end of four years when there will be nothing left of the flag.” – Adrienne Sloane

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.