New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is dedicated to engaging a diverse audience in relevant exhibitions, exemplary education and creative experiences as a vital innovative center for the arts.
The South Coast is rich in culture, history, and diversity. And rich in art! New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is at the heart of New Bedford’s Seaport Cultural District. Located in the historic downtown, NBAM / ArtWorks! offers engaging exhibitions and outstanding educational programs for members and visitors of all ages.
Offering engaging exhibitions of artwork from around the corner and across the ocean, there’s always something exciting and thought-provoking to see. Linger, learn and appreciate art and artistic expression strolling through the Museum’s galleries. A great schedule of programs such as lectures, artist talks, and inspired performances add depth and context to your experience of the art.
The Museum strives to offer dynamic and interactive educational opportunities. Our afterschool and vacation programs for youth run the gamut. We provide hands-on creative experiences led by professional artists and art educators. Many of our programs are free or supported by financial assistance for students in need. Our artMOBILES travel across the New Bedford every summer bringing free art activities to playgrounds and community centers. And we have our own clay studio offering classes for kids and adults!
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! invites you to experience the art at the heart of the SouthCoast.