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New Bedford Art Museum

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Address: 608 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6204
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Small but neat

NBAM currently runs several interesting and unique exhibitions that includes Janet Pritchard's contemporary photographic work on Yellowstone Park, Albert Bierstadt's artwork done... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
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Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 18 August 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 Natl Parks, celebrating modern artist, etc. Enjoyed the visit. Very reasonably priced ($3 per person).

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 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 artists on the shared subject matter. The museum opens another window into the culture life... More 

Thank rex8888
Westport, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The New Bedford Art Museum highlights local artists as well as thematic curated exhibits of high caliber. The Museum is a worthwhile destination when visiting New Bedford.

Thank Joseph I
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The museum contains modern art that has little connection to New Bedford. We found it disappointing given the number of wonderful artists and crafts people who have lived and worked in this seaport city, and continue to do so.

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New York City, New York
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913 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

So if you come to town for the whaling museum, walk down the main street to this museum. Its kind of a bookend to the bigger one. Its small, just one floor, but when we were there, there were excellent exhibits. Also a nice little gift shop.

Thank CSSnowshoer
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112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

One floor museum displaying one artists work. 5 admission fee..luckily we got in on a free Sunday.. Would not have spent the money

Thank Paula D
Rochester, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This small City owned gallery has a series of shows throughout the year that are mostly well worth seeing. They solicit well known artists and curators and put on numerous shows in their various galleries as well as always having a single local artist in their Regions gallery. Open Free on AHA nights, the second Thursday of each month and... More 

Thank Denn S
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

i come from a family of historian and i love history and this was the place to go for me 'well new bedford has a history off fishing and theres lot of evidence and the museum and lot s off other amasing things.

Thank jacob b
Hampden, Maine
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

we had a wonderful time with the kids at the new bedford art museum but felt we had finished our tour very fast!

Thank glenbush12
Kingston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Although this museum is small and had limited physical space it had a show that was thought provoking. The theme of the current exhibition was Drawing. The graphics were unconventional, semi-abstract. Artists from Southern Massachusetts were featured.

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