Two Exhibitions Opening this Summer



A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

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This is the first time in generations that the entire Panorama will be seen by the public. Set amidst an historic textile mill in New Bedford, visitors will be able to travel around the world and back in time without ever leaving the city.

Exhibition Opens July 14, 2018
Location:  Kilburn Mill, 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford

A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

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While the Museum exhibits America’s longest painting at the Kilburn Mill, visitors will be able to stand on the bow of the world’s largest model whaleship, the Lagoda, and watch the Panorama scroll by in a life-sized digital format projected in a full theatrical setting.

Exhibition Opens July 29, 2018
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum


Visit A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama PROGRAMS webpage.


A Spectacle in Motion Supporters*

The William M. Wood Foundation

Title Supporters
The New York Community Trust – Wattles Family 
Charitable Trust Fund

Platinum Supporters
Hope & Ruth Atkinson
BayCoast Bank
Bristol County Savings Bank
Anonymous, 2 donors

Diamond Supporters
Nonnie & Rick Burnes
Bess Dawson Hughes & James Hughes

Gold Supporters
Marnie Ross Chardon & Marc Chardon

Silver Supporters
Alliance Bernstein
Bay State Wind
Ladera Foundation
Sylvia Group
Tina & Paul Schmid

Bronze Supporters 
Jessie W. & Llewellyn Howland III 

With significant support provided by the City of New Bedford, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service,  Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism,  and the Southeastern Massachusetts  Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

*As of May 10, 2018