- Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Old Dartmouth Lyceum
- Ellis Antique Show
- Haunted Whale Ship
- Around the World and Back Again Reception
- Chairman's Awards Celebration
- New Year's Eve Bash
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Watkins Bioacoustics Symposium
- Annual Events
- Charles W. Morgan Visit
- Sailors' Series
- Whaling History Symposium
- Scrimshaw Weekend
- Fado from Portugal
- 20 Feet From Stardom
- Past Programs
Past Exhibitions 2012
Views to the Harbor
The Museum’s Davis Observation Deck provides one of the best views in New Bedford.
Dora Atwater Millikin Working Waterfront: A Portrait of New Bedford Harbor Today
First public showing of a series of city’s harbor and working waterfront paintings by Dora Atwater Millikin.
John Stobart, Maritime Painter – a Retrospective
Cross-section of John Stobart’s work. Paintings and sketches form a comprehensive retrospective.
A Man and His Journey
Aristides Pereira was the first President of the Republic of Cape Verde, after the former Portuguese colony achieved independence in 1975.
Dutch Whaling in the Golden Age
Old Master paintings and prints, sumptuous decorative arts, exquisite navigation instruments and rare natural history specimens.
British Paintings & Scrimshaw
A splendid array of paintings, prints, illustrated shipboard journals, and scrimshaw.
An exhibition of contemporary art inspired by Herman Melville’s novel, “Moby-Dick” includes works by Rockwell Kent, Leonard Baskin, and Richard Ellis.
American Landscape and Seascape Paintings
Peruse the diversity and take in the richness of some of our finest paintings.