5 Art Galleries in the South Coast: Part I

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Photo taken from: She Persisted: Women Artists of New Bedford, 1900-2019, and highlights female-identified artists from the Library’s collection.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks

Changing exhibitions of regional contemporary and modern artists, plus an occasional showing of New Bedford’s exceptional collection of American art from the 19th and early 20th century.

Address: 608 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740

New Bedford Whaling Museum

In addition to telling the story of whales and whaling in the capital of this enterprise, the collections and exhibitions are rich with American decorative objects, paintings and sculpture from the 18th to the 20th century.

Address: 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 0274

Photo taken from: @WhalingMuseum Instagram

Gallery X

A non-profit contemporary cooperative gallery of visual, performing and literary artist members.

Address:169 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740

Judith Klein Gallery

Contemporary work by a teacher/artist with roots in Israel and Italy.

Address:127 W Rodney French Blvd #31, New Bedford, MA 02744

University of Massachusetts College of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery

Features exhibitions of UMD student and faculty art and design, and work by artists who follow the trends of the expanding curriculum of the department.

Address: 285 Old Westport Road • Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

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