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Whale Scroll: One Whale Makes Seven Shores Prosperous

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

This exhibit is from the New Bedford Free Public Library's art curator, Allie Copeland. Beginning in the 18th century, Japanese feudal lords who oversaw whaling efforts commissioned emakimono, or picture […]


The Azorean Spirit: The Art of Domingos Rebêlo

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

Domingos Rebêlo (1891-1975) created thousands of works of art that reflected his Portuguese identity and culture and honored his Azorean roots. The seminal exhibition, "The Azorean Spirit: The Art of […]

Kaleidoscope: Art Through Your Eyes

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Gallery X and the South Coast LGBTQ+ Network invite the community to help them celebrate the works of Kaleidoscope: Art Through Your Eyes.  Over 150 pieces by local LGBTQ+ and […]

Geometric Incidents Exhibit at Narrows

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

This three-person exhibition features works by artists Michael Cochran, Lloyd Martin, and Jason Travers. Paintings, paper works, and sculptures focus on and illustrate their interests in geometric compositional strategies. Each […]

Susan Darwin: New Bedford Paintings

James Arnold Mansion 427 County St., New Bedford, MA

Artist Susan Darwin's New Bedford paintings will be displayed at the James Arnold Mansion from June 4 to July 23. Susan's works capture the Whaling City from bygone days to […]

DATMA: Shelter 2022

Downtown New Bedford Union St. /Purchase St. Area, New Bedford, MA

DATMA is launching its 4th year of exhibitions and programs on June 16, 2022. SHELTER 2022 will feature free exhibitions and programming all summer. The SouthCoast region is rooted in […]


Summer Exhibition at Judith Klein Gallery

Judith Klein Art Gallery 127 West Rodney French Blvd., Suite 287, New Bedford, MA

The Judith Klein Gallery's Summer Exhibition will run from June 25 to August 20. The opening receptions will occur on Saturday, June 25, from 4–7 p.m., and AHA! Nights July […]