608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
Visitor Service: 508-961-3099 Memorial Day through Labor Day: Daily 10am – 5pm. Thursday 10am – 7pm. Labor Day through Memorial Day: Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Thursday, 12pm – 7pm. Year-round: AHA! Night, 5pm – 9pm.
The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. Founded in April 1996, the New Bedford Art Museum serves the SouthCoast region’s community members and visitors. Located in the downtown historic district of the City of New Bedford, the Museum is housed in the Anthony J. Catojo Building, formerly a bank. The Museum consists of five galleries. On the first level are the Skylight Gallery, Heritage Gallery and the Upper Vault. On the lower level visit the Community Gallery and Lower Vault, with its distinctive circular safe door. Exhibitions change three times each year and vary in subject matter and artistic medium.