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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 […]

Henry Horenstein Exhibit

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

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also […]

$9 – $19
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3D Theater at the Whaling Museum: Oceans: Our Blue Planet

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

Starting Thursday, Sept. 29, Cook Memorial Theater will begin showing visually-stunning 20-minute 3D movies, starting with Oceans: Our Blue Planet and Antarctica: On The Edge. This is the first and only 3D theater on the SouthCoast.  Beyond showing short ecologically-centered films, there is another eco-friendly component: the theater’s 3D glasses will be reusable.  Narrated by […]

$5
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3D Theater at the Whaling Museum: Antarctica: On The Edge

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

Opening Thursday, Sept. 29, Cook Memorial Theater will begin showing visually-stunning 20-minute 3D movies, starting with Oceans: Our Blue Planet and Antarctica: On The Edge. This is the first and only 3D theater on the SouthCoast.  Beyond showing short ecologically-centered films, there is another eco-friendly component: the theater’s 3D glasses will be reusable. Antarctica: On […]

$5

Women of the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

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

Celebrate International Underground Railroad Month with a walking tour through downtown New Bedford to learn about how women supported freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad. From housing fugitives to raising funds, women were central to providing safe harbor for men, women, and children escaping slavery. This free tour begins at the Whaling Museum and ends […]

25th Annual Manhatten Short Film Festival

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

The 25th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to New Bedford. More than 100,000 film lovers across 400 venues and six continents simultaneously screen and vote on The Final Ten to select the Best Film and Best Actor awards. Films will screen in the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Cook Memorial Theater, and the winner will […]

$15

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 […]