3 Curators. 39 Artists.
1 Amazing Showcase!
(NEW BEDFORD, MA)–– The New Bedford Art Museum is pleased to announce the exhibition,
“New Bedford Harbor in a New Light,”
featuring recent work by more than thirty artists working within a range of different media.
The artwork will be on display concurrently at two venues:
The New Bedford Art Museum from May 9 through August 8, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The University Art Gallery at UMass Dartmouth Star Store from May 21 through August 22 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This all encompassing exhibition is curated by Kim Barry, Willoughby Elliott, and Lasse Antonsen.
In an open call, the three curators invited artists to create work inspired by the New Bedford harbor, history and culture. The works on display range widely in terms of subject matter, referencing ocean eddies, acidification, the fishing industry, pollution, immigration and personal history. Stylistically the exhibition spans from gestural mark making in oil painting, through photography and sculpture, to meditative video work exploring the many sources of water that feed into the harbor.
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalog featuring work by each artist with a statement abouttheir work. The catalog also includes essays by noted scholars, historians, and researchers from
the South Coast.
The University Art Gallery is located at 715 Purchase Street in New Bedford. Contact information: Viera Levitt, 508.999.8555, HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" mailto:email@example.com. The University Art Gallery is open daily Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., admission is free. For more information visit: HYPERLINK "http://www.umassd.edu/universityartgallery" http://www.umassd.edu/universityartgallery or HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/UMassDartmouthGalleries" http://www.facebook.com/UMassDartmouthGalleries.
The New Bedford Art Museum, located at 608 Pleasant Street, is open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday through Memorial Day. Summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors or students, and free to members. Admission is free the second Thursday of every month from 5pm to 9pm for AHA! Nights. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.newbedfordartmuseum.org" www.newbedfordartmuseum.org for details.