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 all approved artwork. Juror Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director, and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, led the selection process. The winners are Nancy […]

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, oil paint, and gold leaf paintings in Volpe's collection allude to the classic novel. The artist's collection suggests disquieting parallels between today's oil-driven industrial age […]


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.

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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

January Artists of the Month

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford

The MaiatoFitz Art Gallery is proud to present the January Artists of the Month: Mary Jodoin & William D. Jordan, III. Both photographers' work is displayed in Studio 2-62 in […]


Fado Sundays at Morna Lounge

Morna Lounge and Grill 621 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford

Morna Lounge and Grill hosts "A Night of Fado" every Sunday from 6 p.m.–12 a.m. Check the Facebook page to check the lineup each week.