Housed in a former bank building, located in New Bedford’s Seaport Cultural District in the historic downtown, NBAM is a non-collecting museum.  Continually changing exhibitions vary in subject matter and artistic medium, include contemporary and historic art, as well as local, national and international artists.



Exhibitions & Dates

  • Adrian Tió

    Nov 2 2018 -

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  • Hayley Morris

    Nov 2 2018 -

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  • Member's Exhibit

    Nov 2 2018 -

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  • Alison Wells

    Jun 1 2018 -

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  • Unusual Growth Patterns

    Jun 1 2018 - Aug 19 2018

    New body of work touches on the female experience and the artist's Trinidadian roots

  • Birds of the First Light & Longhouses

    Jun 1 2018 - Oct 14 2018

    60 hand-colored engravings from Audubon's "The Birds of America," on view for the first time in 30 years

  • Mimi Chrzanowski

    Aug 9 2018 -

    Explores adventure stories, absurd humor, magical realism, inner power, and playfulness

  • Audubon's New Bedford

    Jun 1 2018 - Oct 14 2018

    The well-received "royal octavo" edition of The Birds of America folios

  • The Unraveling by Adrienne Sloan

    Jun 6 2018 - Sep 20 2018

    The gradual undoing of a knitted flag symbolizing the current U.S. administration