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William Shattuck Art Exhibit

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

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exhibiting the luminous landscape paintings of a Dedee Shattuck Gallery favorite: William C. Shattuck. The opening night is from 5–6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 […]

Three of a Kind Exhibit

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

Three artists (Anarchestra, James Reitzas, and Barney Zeitz) use a welding torch to create works of art. Each one has a different purpose, but all come out the same. They […]

David Walega: Tiny Poems Every Where

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

"Tiny Poems Every Where: A Selection of Black & White Photographs" by artist David Walega is on display in the Frederick Douglas Gallery at Gallery X through Sunday, Oct. 2. David […]

Call For Art: Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

This exhibition is open to all artists working in any medium. To some, this may mean work focusing on nightmares' dark or frightening aspects. For others, this may mean work […]

Divulgences Exhibit: Brooke Mullins Doherty

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

Brooke Mullins Doherty’s tree-inspired sculptures, drawings, and prints have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has also created sculptural commissions for the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton; […]

Re/Framing the View: Nineteenth-century American Landscapes

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

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, […]

Polar Bears (Ursus Maritimus) and the Arctic Imaginary

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

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 […]