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Welcome to the NBAM digital resources page. Explore our YouTube Channel, virtual exhibitions, and educational materials


Museum Dog

Have you met art’s best friend? Join Museum Dog and his friends as they explore our exhibitions!

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MUSEUM DOG! is a video series that highlights artists and exhibitions featured at New Bedford Art Museum and around the city. In each episode, a Labrador Retriever named Museum Dog and his friends Creative Canine and Bark Ranger introduce viewers to elements and principles of design such as texture or color. Each episode encourages viewers to identify design elements in artworks presented by Museum Dog, and apply them to an at-home activity using accessible materials.


New! Museum Dog and Bark Ranger visit the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum spotting all kinds of shapes along the way.

WATCH THE NEW EPISODE!

CLICK HERE to download a template to design your own Creative Canine spooooky mask! A pdf of the mask is also available.

More ways to take Museum Dog home with you! We have a variety of coloring pages featuring Museum Dog and his pals. Download, print, color, and show off what you made on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us – @nbam_aw

  • CLICK HERE to download a Wing’s Court scavenger hunt.
  • CLICK HERE to download a self-guided public art walking tour guide created by New Bedford Creative.
  • CLICK HERE to download a free lesson plan and activity to do at home inspired by MUSEUM DOG! Episode 2: TEXTURE!

Click the coloring book pages to download.

Museum Dog: Download in Spanish and Portuguese

Creative Canine: Download in Spanish and Portuguese

Museum Dog! is produced by NBAM and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park


hand building at home

New virtual workshops! Explore hours worth of clay lessons at home! Get unlimited access to slab making, pinching, coiling, and more.

Throughout the course of the summer, we will be adding in so many other exciting techniques to push your ceramic practice to the next level. Additional techniques include; stamping, embossing, imprinting with natural fibers and found objects, attaching feet, creative handles, and carving.

Now Enrolling!  Click to register and for more information.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]  


EXPLORING MY CITY THROUGH ART

Our outreach program is now virtual or everyone! Join artist Alison Wells for art lessons and activities.

About the Program Children (and artists of ALL ages) will have fun learning about New Bedford’s impact on American history, its geographic significance in relation to whaling, and its cultural and multi-ethnic development with Invest in Kids: Exploring My City Through Art.  Join artist Alison Wells for engaging fun hands-on learning through the visual arts. Our program is entirely free thanks to our generous partners and sponsors: City of New Bedford’s Community Services Department and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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LEARNING STUDIO: EARLY LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS

Little ones and their caregivers will create, build language skills, and learn together with Ricky Rainbow Beard.

About the Program Families and children from birth to three years of age will create, build language skills, and learn together. The Learning Studio will offer visual arts, music, dance, drama, and storytelling to introduce communication, both verbal and non-verbal. The program will support parents and caregivers as their children’s first teachers, and implement an arts-based early learning experience with developmentally appropriate practices. Our program is entirely free thanks to our generous partners and sponsors: Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, and the New Bedford Birth-3rd Partnership.

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Virtual Exhibitions

EXCAVATION: Layers of Meaning
Curated by Catherine Carter, EXCAVATION: Layers of Meaning digs into the layers of artworks made by ten Massachusetts artists whose work has not appeared at the Museum before.

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Steppin’ Out 2020
Explore the Teen Artist Internship Program’s 2020 exhibition.

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She Persisted: Women Artists of New Bedford, 1900-2019, highlights female-identified artists from the Library collection.

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FIBER OPTIC CENTER NEW MEDIA GALLERY PRESENTS

How to Make Slime by Eli Brown

Eli Brown is a multi-disciplinary artist and organizer exploring the evolution of transness, in humans as well as in other gender-fluid species in the natural world.

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Creative Convos

Each episode our curator Jamie Uretsky will chat with artists, curators, and community members about the current exhibitions at NBAM.

Visit our YouTube Channel for more!

Creative Convos! Episode 1: Jeannie Motherwell On Black

NBAM’s Curator Jamie Uretsky chats with MA-Based painter Jeannie Motherwell about her relationship to the color black. Watch now!

Creative Convos! Episode 2: Jeannie Motherwell On Place

NBAM’s Curator Jamie Uretsky chats with MA-Based painter Jeannie Motherwell about how growing up in NYC, DC, and Cape Cod inspired her work. Watch now!

Creative Convos! Episode 3: Curator Allie Copeland Persisted

NBAM’s Curator Jamie Uretsky chats with New Bedford Free Public Library’s Curator Allie Copeland about her exhibition, She Persisted: Women Artists of New Bedford 1900-2019. Watch now!

Click here to explore highlights from the collection by female-identified artists.

Creative Convos! Episode 4: Curator Allie Copeland on NBFPL

NBAM’s Curator Jamie Uretsky chats with New Bedford Free Public Library’s Curator Allie Copeland about the Library’s art collection. Watch now!