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Welcome to New Bedford art Museum/Artworks! digital resources page. Explore our YouTube Channel, virtual exhibitions, and get creative with Museum Dog and friends!


EXPLORING MY CITY THROUGH ART

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

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Episode activities

Episode 1: Sunset Silhouette Painting Paint beautiful sunsets with Alison Wells! Click here to watch Episode 1 and here to download the activity.


LEARNING STUDIO: EARLY LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS

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

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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.

Episode activities

Episode 1: Moon Man Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own moon. Click here to watch Episode 1 and here to download the activity.

 

 

 

 

Episode 2: Rain Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is Rain by Linda Ashman with Pictures by Christian Robinson. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own rainstick. Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

 

 

 

Episode 3: Color Kittens Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Alice and Martin Provensen. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own color kitten. Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download the Josie and Joe coloring page!

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4: Indoor Noisy Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is the Indoor Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Leonard Weisgard. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own firecracker. Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

 

 

Click here to download the firecracker pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 5: DADS. Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is The Bureau of Misplaced Dads by Eric Veillé and Pauline Martin. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own stick dad! Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

 

 

 


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’s collection.

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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. 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.

CLICK HERE to download a free lesson plan and activity to do at home.

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

 

Museum Dog: Download in Spanish and Portuguese

Creative Canine: Download in Spanish and Portuguese


Creative Convos

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

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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!