Looking at Black Portraiture (September 14th, 2023 - December 3rd, 2023)
Gateways to Awareness (November 9th, 2023 - December 31st, 2023)


When are we open?

Fall 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.

  • Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2024
  • The Art Museum of New Bedford presents Transformations, a juried exhibition of works on paper that explore the theme of metamorphosis or change.
  • Juror: Eric Shiner, president of Powerhouse Arts in Brooklyn, NY
  • Wednesday, December 6th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Please join us for a phenomenal evening surrounded by beautiful projections of the Northern Lights
  • Special wintry cocktail and more

The New Bedford Art Museum has invited local New Bedford residents to submit short audio recordings documenting sounds that contribute to New Bedford’s sense of place—its “soundscape.” Listeners will be able to experience “The New Bedford Soundscape,” a collective portrait of New Bedford comprising resident contributions via an online map.