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.



2018 Exhibitions: SKYLIGHT GALLERY
2018 MEMBERS EXHIBIT 

11/2/2018 – 3/17/2019
Reception: Friday, 11/8/2018 from 6 – 8PM

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/AW!) is seeking artists to have their artwork showcased in our Annual Members Exhibit.

This year, the Members Exhibition is taking over our main gallery – Skylight Gallery! Large works and installations are encouraged.

In previous years the exhibition was held in our Heritage Gallery where only 20 works were admitted into the exhibition. This year about 40 – 50 works will be accepted.

Click here to apply! 

HERITAGE GALLERY
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
Late 4 The Bus // Saturn’s Returning Like Right Now
MIMI CHRZANOWSKI      

8/9 – 10/7/2018
Reception: Thursday, 8/9/2018 from 6-8pm

Mimi Chrzanowski was born in Chicago to old-world Polish parents and grew up in small-town Wisconsin. Her childhood was rooted in drawing and play, both of which have been a remaining constant through her multifaceted art practice. 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.

HAYLEY MORRIS

10/17/2018 – 1/13/2019
Reception: Friday, 11/8/2018 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.


2019 Exhibitions

HERITAGE GALLERY
VANESSA IRZYK 

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
JOHN O’DONNELL

1/ 30/2019 – 5/ 26/2019
Opening Reception and Performance: AHA! Thursday, 2/14/2019 from 6 – 8PM

JOHANNES DEYOUNG 

6/12/2019 – 10/1/2019
Opening Reception: AHA! Thursday, 6/13/2019 from 6 – 8PM

TWO-TIMIN’ 

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.