Inside Out! Youth Voices for the Ocean

ON VIEW August 6 – August 19
Museum Plaza

grid of 6 works of art

In February 2020, the New Bedford Whaling Museum welcomed a guest exhibition by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. The exhibition’s compelling artwork is made even more impressive when you realize that the artists are students from around the globe.

Since 2012, Bow Seat’s annual Ocean Awareness Contest has invited young people around the world to creatively explore critical conservation issues in ocean health, including plastic pollution – fossil fuel extraction, biodiversity loss, and climate change – with a focus on humans’ roles as both problem-makers and solvers. More than 13,000 students from 106 countries and all 50 U.S. states have responded through visual art, writing, film, and music.

These powerful pieces by young artists expose what is happening to our ocean; reflect on what it means to be a human in the 21st century; discover and advocate for solutions on personal and planetary scales; and inspire a culture of respect and action for all life on this blue planet.

This Inside Out! exhibition is a selection of pieces from the Youth Voices for the Ocean exhibition that is currently on view inside the Museum.

Curator: Bob Rocha, Director of Education and Science Programs


Curator Talk

Monday, August 10, 2020
with Alyssa Irizarry, Senior Vice President of Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
View Zoom event HERE