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Now and Soon and Somehow Forever

June 15 - November 26

This exhibit is on view from June 15–November 26 in the museum’s Center Street Gallery.

Now and Soon and Somehow Forever features artworks by artists and romantic partners William Pettit and Candice Smith Corby who were separated by oceans during the pandemic. The exhibit represents a significant creative endeavor and a transatlantic creative process of exchange, adaptation, and generation. Intermingling truth and fiction with romantic nostalgia of a time gone by and at once still present, the works include messages in bottles, handmade artist materials replicating historic traditions, love knots, and paintings of sea-related themes – including painted replicas of Museum works.


New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA United States
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