The SouthCoast of Massachusetts is home to an array of stunning private collections with demonstrated strengths in nineteenth-century American landscape painting. This exhibition draws together gems from private collections with masterpieces from the New Bedford Whaling Museum collection and selects loans that enrich particular groupings. Artists in the exhibition include William Bradford, John F. Kensett, […]
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The New Bedford Whaling Museum holds a deep collection of hundreds of original artworks, photographs, carvings, and material culture depicting or made from polar bears. In this exhibition, British, German, Dutch, and American prints join Iñupiat carvings, baleen baskets, historical photographs; decorated dinner plates; paintings, and more. POLAR BEARS (Ursus Maritimus) and the Arctic Imaginary […]
“The Women’s Work: At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community,” an exhibit by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, is now on display at New Bedford City Hall. The exhibit shines a light on the many roles that women play in commercial fishing communities. It features the photography of Markham Starr, and Phil Mello, and […]
Moby Dick in Days of Pestilence and Chaos will be on view from Dec. 22, 2022–Feb. 26, 2023, in the Whaling Museum’s Observation Deck Gallery. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and working through the 2020 lockdown, Boston-based artist Aileen Callahan (b. 1941) created seventy watercolors that explore themes of contagion and the fear of […]