Rotating Exhibitions - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Rotating Exhibitions

These are temporary exhibitions with a start and end date.

Rotating Exhibitions

For the fifth year in a row, young artists in grades 4 through 12 are being invited to create original artworks inspired by Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast. This year, youth are encouraged to highlight the accomplishments and stories of women of color featured on the Lighting the Way website.

This exhibition showcases a cross-section of extraordinary artworks in order to reveal and explore humankind’s fascination with and relationship towards this vaunted and elusive species.

An exciting and timely invitation to view paintings held in private hands and usually hung behind closed doors – allowing exploration of the many meanings of the American landscape, both historically to nineteenth-century viewers and today for twenty-first century audiences.

Common Ground: Community Stories

January 26, 2023

August 6, 2023

Organized by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Common Ground: Community Stories is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and residents through story collection. A key goal is to give voice to community members. By gathering individual stories, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum proudly celebrates and showcases talented regional artists. Featured artist: Susan Medyn. The exhibition is located on the first floor of the Museum. This area is accessible for free, no admission required.