Local Artist Showcase - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Local Artist Showcase

Featured Artist
Milton Brightman
On View Now


IMAGE: Milton Brightman
The Fog Bank, 2022. Oil on wood.

Local Artist Showcase

First Floor

The New Bedford Whaling Museum proudly celebrates and showcases some of the talented artists of the region. The exhibition rotates regularly and is located on the first floor of the Museum. This is an area that is accessible for free, no admission required.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum supports Local Artists by exhibiting work in a large wall vitrine in Jacobs Family Gallery, a prominent location that is highly visible and free for visitors. The Museum promotes these exhibitions on its website and through our social media.

We invite local artists to apply to have their work featured in our Local Artists Case!

Submit your application via email to: localartists@whalingmuseum.org  Please do not call or email. You will be contacted by a member of the curatorial department if your submission has been selected.

Please refer to the FAQ below for more information and application requirements.

On View Now

Featured Artist: Milton Brightman

The current artist featured in the Museum’s Local Artists Case is Milton Brightman, an oil painter from New Bedford. He graduated from the Swain School of Design and spent thirty-four years working as a regional coordinator for parks, beaches, and forest lands for the Department of Conservation and Resources in Southeastern Massachusetts, providing him with the opportunity to pursue his passion in landscape paintings.

He states: “I believe that an artist should paint what he knows best and for me that is where I have lived my entire life…My subject matter is limitless and I will never get to the end of it, but it is a safe bet that I will surely try.”