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New Bedford Art Museum

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Diverse styles of art!

We recently visited the museum when there was an exhibit by New Bedford-based, Trinidad-born artist... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
deirdrec69
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Derry, New Hampshire
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A Wonderful Place to View Unique Art

I stopped in with a family member and not knowing what to expect. I was more than pleasantly... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
JA M
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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608 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6204
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a collection museum, shows only special exhibitions by artists. Audubon exhibit nice. Easy parking, nice gift shop.

Thank mpd
Reviewed July 25, 2018

An exhibit of Audubon Prints are currently on exhibit. This gallery is an association of the National Park of New Bedford. Gift shop and Art Classes are available.

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the museum when there was an exhibit by New Bedford-based, Trinidad-born artist Allison Wells, as well as Audubon art. Ms. Wells' paintings were breathtaking and the artist was there to talk more about her inspiration for the collections on display. Our only...More

Thank deirdrec69
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This museum does a great job of bringing both contemporary and traditional art to New Bedford. During the school year it's more contemporary, which is awesome, and during the summer it's geared more towards tourists (birds, etc). They have a really great gift shop if...More

Thank emueller9
Reviewed April 24, 2018

I like the exhibitions that they have. It is a very humble museum, small and it doesn't have an expensive collection but I'm glad that New Bedford has it. Its value is very important nonetheless

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I stopped in with a family member and not knowing what to expect. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The staff member was very helpful. The art, rather spectacular. Every part of the museum was eye catching and unique. The artistic pieces are wonderful and...More

Thank JA M
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

I visited with 3 boys. When we arrived we were the only people there. It’s extremely small and can be seen in its entirety in minutes. The plus is kids under 16 are free, so $5 admission for 4 people was still a good deal....More

Thank rsoxgirl
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Great trip for those of you wanting to add a little color to your life! Beautiful installations that change fairly often, so there’s always something new! Multiple floors of artwork, and they even kept in the original safe in the downstairs area, which adds even...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We visited the museum as they advertised a Bierstadt display (look him up, he was an important artist in promoting the US West and eventual development of national park system in 19th century). There were other displays as well, celebrating the centennial of the US...More

Thank Bruce O
Reviewed July 23, 2016

NBAM currently runs several interesting and unique exhibitions that includes Janet Pritchard's contemporary photographic work on Yellowstone Park, Albert Bierstadt's artwork done in the 1850's, and Andre Smits' photographs of people who work in the Visual Arts. Very varied and offers interesting perspective by different...More

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