What is a Pop Up Studio? A Pop Up Studio is a temporary place for people to jump-start their thinking and create together.
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! visitors are invited to interact with art exhibitions through our in-gallery Pop Up Studios. Here visitors can get creative with imaginative make-and-take activities that further explore our exhibitions. Visitors are invited to move through each experience and allow the artwork to highlight their understanding and engagement with the artists and their work.
Sponsored by New Bedford Creative’s Wicked Cool Places

Be sure to check out the following in-gallery activities!

Light Reflections
August 22 – December 31, 2020

Light Reflections shares behind the scenes footage from public art projects produced by Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, DATMA. This exhibition includes interviews from LIGHT 2020 and Summer Winds 2019 artists, such as Soo Sunny Park, MASARY Studios, and Poetic Kinetics. Guests can take home a complimentary all-ages DIY project inspired by Soo Sunny Park’s Photo Kinetic Grid, which includes materials and guidance on how to make your own light artwork to exhibit at home.

Click here for more information about DATMA’s LIGHT 2020

Jeff St. Pierre’s Community Graffiti Wall

Make your mark on our gallery walls! Design your own tag and add it to Jeff St. Pierre’s graffiti wall.




Masks On, Voices Heard!

Explore the portraits in our Mini Members Exhibition and learn how to create a portrait of your own and express yourself even when wearing a mask!