On View

Check out what exhibitions we are featuring online and in person. Explore our online shows or click here to book your next visit. Museum hours are Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Antwon Maxwell Photography

Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter
MAY 1 – NOVEMBER 14, 2021

Now on view! Time tickets preferred.


New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM), in collaboration with the New Bedford Historical SocietyNew Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford Whaling National Historical ParkUMass Dartmouth CVPA, and Massachusetts-based archivists Rememory Consulting,  is proud to present Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter, a solo exhibition celebrating Massachusetts-born Ruth E. Carter’s 30-year career as an Academy Award-winning costume designer.

Click here for more information about the exhibition.

Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion
June 17, 2021 – January 9, 2022
The latest exhibition at the Art Museum by New Bedford Library’s Art Curator, Allie Copeland. Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion is the Library’s latest exhibition featuring historic photographic studies of animals in motion and early motion-picture projection.

AUGUST 12 – OCTOBER 24, 2021

Sandra Santos is a textile artist who creates weavings, quilts, and textile paintings. Santos was nominated by the  New Bedford Historical Society and sponsored by Mahoney Donnelly Associates.

Follow Sandra’s progress on our Instagram!