Upcoming - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Upcoming Programs

Together we can make an impact! Join in the fun and repurpose single-use plastics by creating a plastic jellyfish to bring home or donate to the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s upcoming Community Blooms exhibition by artist Katy Rodden Walker.

Join us for our next Lyceum Series program, featuring keynote speaker GEORGE M. JOHNSON, an Award-Winning Black Non-Binary writer, author, and activist.

We invite you to a special program offered in concert with our Common Ground exhibition, where we hear from storytellers and invite you to reflect on and share your own connections to the SouthCoast. The event begins with stories in the Cook Memorial Theater, followed by a cocktail reception with lite bites and access to the exhibition space.

Join informal conversations with experts, aficionados, librarians, archivists, curators, historic preservation specialists, historians, and collectors.

Join the Museum as we engage hands-on-learning around seaweed and sea creatures in a fun and creative way. Families will be able to take home their own crafts!

Under The Sea

July 15, 2023

Under the Sea, the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s annual summer benefit, celebrates our ties to the sea, each other, and the coastal communities with whom we share this connection.

In this first fully painted feature film, a young man retraces the life and mysterious, tragic death of the world’s most famous artist, Vincent van Gogh. Meet local artist Kat Knutsen, one of the film’s 125 artists!