Pathfinders  (April 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024)
UMass Dartmouth MFA Show  (April 11, 2024 - May 15th, 2024)

When are we open?

Museum Hours 
Thursday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed Monday-Wednesday.

Visit Info

Here are a few things that will make your visit safe and enjoyable. 


Reservations not required. Tickets may be purchased in-person or online.
Exhibitions in the City Gallery are always free of charge.

The Reveal and Illumination of a Magnificent Sculpture by Master of Glass Dale Chihuly

The Art Museum has been gifted a magnificent sculpture created by master of glass Dale Chihuly, Luminous Silver.  Please join us in celebrating the Reveal of this stunning chandelier that is a gift to the entire New Bedford community, marking the rebirth of the Art Museum.


Discover the fundamentals of pottery under the expert guidance of a seasoned ceramist. Participants will be instructed in the art of shaping vessels on a pottery wheel and applying glazes to their finished pieces.

All necessary materials are provided for this hands-on experience.


APRIL 11th - JULY 14th

Produced in partnership with the New Bedford Museum of Glass, Rhode Island School of Design's Glass Department, and the Sandwich Glass Museum, Pathfinders: Paving the Glass Revolution in the U.S. chronicles the revolutionary impact Dale Chihuly and his peers had in reshaping the view of glass from the realm of craft into a valid artistic medium for sculpture.