COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford's array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.


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NBAM Annual Member’s Exhibition

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford

The annual Member's Exhibition is currently on display at the New Bedford Art Museum from Dec. 4, 2021, to May 8, 2022. Visitors can view both the winning selections and […]

Christopher Volpe: Loomings Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

Christopher Volpe's Loomings exhibit is on view in the Braitmayer Family Gallery in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Named after the first chapter of Moby Dick, all of the tar, […]


Moby Dick Marathon Weekend

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

The Friday night kickoff opens the event from 7 –8 p.m. with a virtual lecture: The Spouter-Inn Revisited by Christopher Benfey. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. […]


Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.


Lawler Branch Device Advice

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or

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Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford

This is the latest exhibition at NBAM by the New Bedford Library’s art curator, Allie Copeland. "Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion" features historic photographic studies of animals in motion and early […]

$5 – $8