Arts, Culture, and Humanities

NEW BEDFORD MUSEUM AND ART CENTER INC AKA New Bedford Art Museum

  • New Bedford, MA
  • www.newbedfordartmuseum.org

Mission Statement

The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. ArtMOBILE
Service Areas

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Massachusetts

South Coast of Massachusetts, Rhode Island

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer

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Kathy Dinneen

Keywords

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art, exhibits, youth, education, lectures, classes, artist, curator, programs, experience, understand, appreciate,

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Also Known As

NBAM

EIN

04-3274100

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Art Museums (A51)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

EXHIBITS: NBAM is a non-collections-holding institution. Exhibited art and objects are culled from a variety of sources, including artist's collections, private collectors and cultural institutions. This strengthens NBAM's ongoing collaborative relationships, and often serves to bring art and objects into view that may not otherwise be available to our public. NBAM is comprised of five galleries. We have three exhibition periods per year and can display from one to five exhibits per period. NBAM is dedicated to presenting a wide array of art and objects, supported by an equally broad array of programming to appeal to the largest possible audience. Contemporary art, cultural art objects, and historic art are exhibited and include the art of local, national and international artists. Providing a balance of these exhibition categories accomplishes three goals: - Reflect the plurality of interests in the SouthCoast region - Appeal to a wide potential audience - Challenge, expand, and educate viewers' perceptual scope. EDUCATION PROGRAMS: The Museum offers dynamic and interactive educational opportunities to a wide variety of patrons. Education programs include: - artMOBILE. Considered a cornerstone of NBAM's program and mission, this unique youth program offers free arts programming to youth in their neighborhoods. The distinctive "Purple Bus" and "Purple Mini-Van" bring art supplies and museum educators to twenty community sites a week during each summer. - "Invest In Kids" After-School Program. Conducted at the Museum, the after-school program is part of the City of New Bedford's grant series, and offers regular activities to a youth population, filling a critical need during a high crime time (3-5pm). Current exhibits at NBAM provide the theme for the after-school art activities. Youth participating have come to refer the program as "Art Club." - SuMerART offers an in-museum summer art program on weekday mornings and is an extension of the"City "Invest In Kids" grant series. - Drawing and Painting the SouthCoast. This adult art education program takes place at various outdoor sites on the scenic SouthCoast of Massachusetts, as well as in the museum galleries. - Lectures."Artist's Talks" and "Curator's Talks" are usual compliments to NBAM exhibitions. They are designed to provide enhanced experiences by encouraging in depth explorations of the themes of artwork, as well as the mediums and techniques used to create the art. GENERAL INFORMATION: The museum is handicapped accessible. NBAM is open year-round. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10am to 5pm daily. Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend, Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm - 5pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday. AHA! Night, the second Thursday of every month, NBAM opens its doors to the public for four hours with free admission, to provide accessibility to people of all economic backgrounds. AHA! Is a collaborative project of downtown partners NBAM serves the SouthCoast region's community members and visitors.

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Program 2

ArtMOBILE

NBAM's two purple buses, loaded with art supplies, bring art to the inner city youth of New Bedford all summer long for free.  3 NBAM Educators and 3 assistant educators provide the instruction.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$38,700.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

South Coast of Massachusetts, Rhode Island

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NEW BEDFORD MUSEUM AND ART CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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NEW BEDFORD MUSEUM AND ART CENTER INC AKA New Bedford Art Museum

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Principal Officer

Kathy Dinneen

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Anne Whiting

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