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Virtual Talk – Common Ground: A Community Mosaic

A conversation with Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes about what inspired this community-based project, how the stories will create an exhibit, and how you can share your story with us.

Virtual Lecture: The Last Voyage of the Whaling Bark Progress

Attendees joined (via ZOOM) Dr. Gifford to rediscover the Progress’ fascinating story and what it reflects about New Bedford’s past and the process of turning the whaling industry into a “museum piece.”

George Gale: A Sea-nurtured Artist Virtual Talk

An exploration of the remarkable artist and mariner, George A. Gale, with Curator of Maritime History Michael P. Dyer.

117th Annual Members’ Meeting

A virtual meeting via Zoom, May 20, 2020.

In the Neighborhood: Virtual Artist’s Talk with Alison Wells

Virtual attendees joined artist Alison Wells and Whaling Museum Curator of Social History Akeia de Barros Gomes for a discussion of Alison’s artistic journey; as an artist, art educator, and gallery owner.

CANCELLED: 2020 Fall Members’ Trip

Explore Madeira & Sao Miguel in September.

CANCELLED: Maritime Weekend: Art, Antiques, & Scrimshaw

Explore the unique history, fascinating lore, and intricate beauty of maritime art and artifacts.

Capturing the essentials: A tour of the Museum’s photography collections

Michael Lapides, Director of Digital Initiatives, explored the Museum’s photo archives and shared images depicting the lives of our most essential workers via Zoom.

CANCELLED: Navy Day at the Museum

Seals & Society: Sharing our Shores | Satisfy your curiosity about seals, sea lions, and walruses during Navy Day. Fun for all ages!

Call for Young Artists: IGNITE

A Youth Showcase of Art Inspired by Historic Women of the SouthCoast.
Young artists were invited to ignite interest in the impact of women from the region through original art projects.

EXPRESS YOURSELF: New Bedford Whaling Museum ART WEEK

Visitors joined us this February school vacation week to get expressive during the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s ART WEEK!

IGNITE Youth Showcase

Many of these original artworks highlighted the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, honored the unfinished legacy of the women’s suffrage movement, or highlighted civically engaged women featured in the Museum project Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast.

SouthCoast Film Forum Presents: Maiden

In 1989 Tracy Edwards leads the first all-female crew in the grueling Whitbread Round the World Race. Ultimately this film has strong messages about teamwork, communication, perseverance, and courage.

2020 Moby-Dick Marathon

Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece was celebrated at the Museum’s 2020 readathon of Moby-Dick.