Ukiyo-e Blues: In Partnership With the New Bedford Free Public Library (February 28, 2023 – June 4, 2023)

Emerging Figures: Figurative Art By Young Contemporaries (March 9, 2023 - May 21, 2023)

Sound in Space, Sound in Place: In Partnership With UMass Dartmouth (April 13, 2023 – June 4, 2023)


New Bedford Art Museum has a variety of memberships that include free admission and other great perks such as 10% off workshops, programs, and our museum shop.

Members will also receive a complimentary eco-friendly tote bag while supplies last!


When are we open?

New Museum Hours 
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
NBAM is closed Monday


Health & Safety

Here are a few things that will make your visit safe and enjoyable. In accordance with CDC guidance.



Reservations not required. Tickets may be purchased in-person or online.

Visit Us!

  • Masking is now optional. We encourage unvaccinated folks to still wear masks/face coverings to protect themselves and others. 

  • NBAM/Artworks! and the New Bedford Free Public Library partner to present highlights from the city of New Bedford's art collection!

  • Exhibitions in the City Gallery are always free of charge.

Call for Sounds

  • The New Bedford Art Museum invites New Bedford residents to submit short recordings of the sounds that make up New Bedford’s unique “soundscape.” What are the sounds that make New Bedford familiar—like home? What sounds anchor you in place? What sounds would you miss if they suddenly went silent? We want to hear what you hear! NBAM will incorporate a selection of these sounds into an exhibition planned for April 2023, as well as an interactive online map—scheduled to launch at the same time. 


In partnership with the Mayor’s Office, the Board of the New Bedford Art  Museum/Artworks! is undertaking a multi-year project to renovate the Anthony S. Catojo Jr. Building to double gallery space, enhance security, and install environmental controls to meet museum-quality standards.


The Gift Shop

New merch coming soon!