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Magical Confusion
Saturday, October 18th, 10AM - 1PM

$15 for 1 child + 1 adult OR $25 per family
Register in advance
Join artist, Phillipe Lejeune for a fun-filled family workshop on how to create a forest out of ordinary roof shingles, followed by a group activity exploring the ideas of perception. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $15 for 1 child + 1 adult, OR $25 per family. Register by calling ph# 508-961-3072 or come on in and register in person today. This workshop is perfect for all kids, ages 6-9 Years old!

Philippe Lejeune is an installation artist whose pieces focus on creating real life composite images with what is naturally present and what is not. Phillippe has an extensive teaching background and loves the fresh perspectives children bring to art. His installations are playful and interactive, and so lend themselves as natural teaching tools into perspective and the exploration of identity.

Sign up for a parent/child workshop & make some memories. Call 508-961-3072 and register by Thursday, October 16.

Performance Is An Art
October 16th, 7PM - 8PM

Free with admission
Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at MFA Boston, presents four live performances by artists Ian Deleon, Shey Rivera Rio, Quintin Rivera Toro, and Anabel Vazquez Rodriguez. The event is free with admission.

Film Screening Of Herb & Dorothy
October 23rd, 7PM - 9PM

Free with admission
Herb, a former postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian, built a world class collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art with their modest salaries. This documentary explores the lives of these two quirky individuals, and how two regular people can become influential collectors of art from inside their modest one bedroom apartment.

Thrill of the Hunt
November 6th, 7PM - 8PM

Free with admission
Join us for a panel discussion demystifying the art collecting process with Art New England Editor Judith Tolnick-Champa; Cassie Berg, Contemporary Art Collector; and Robert P. Stack & Vanphouthon Souvannasane from Yellow Peril Gallery.

Opening Reception

Friday, June 27
6:00 - 8:00PM
Free Admission
Synergy: Ocean Stories
& The Vault Series: Jam ll

Our Stories, Part 1
Thursday, July 10 (AHA!)
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tour the exhibit with a few of the participating artists and scientists of Synergy: Ocean Stories

Thursday, July 17
7:00 – 8:00PM
Free with museum admission
Featured Synergy scientist, Jill M. McDermott & artist, Joseph Ingoldsby speak about their experience of merging the arts and sciences

Oceans of Poems
Sunday, July 27
2:00 – 4:00PM (Family Event)
Free every last Sunday of the month
Join the Poet Laureate, Pat Gomes of NB as she shares ocean inspired poetry. Become a poet and write your own poems with your family.

Synergy Workshop Day
August 2, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
“Weaving Sculpture with Paper”
Instructor Nathalie Miebach
$120/ Non-members
Ages 18+ may sign up

Artist Nathalie Miebach‘s one day workshop teaches students basic plaiting and twilling techniques to be used towards sculptural explorations. Participants will design their own weavers, learn how to create various design beginnings, learn how to make corners and build sculpturally and finally how to finish off your artwork. (Materials provided)

Our Stories, Part 2
Thursday, August 14 (AHA!)
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tour the exhibit with a few of the participating artists and scientists of Synergy: Ocean Stories

Thursday, August 21
7:00 – 8:00PM
Free with museum admission
Synergy artist, Laurie Kaplowitz and scientist Larry Pratt speak about their experience of merging the arts and sciences. Dance workshop as part of Larry Pratt’s talk.

LIVE! Poetry and the Spoken Word
In the Skylight Gallery
Thurs Sept 4, from 7 - 9PM
Join New Bedford's Poet Laureate Pat Gomes and friends for an evening of poetry and spoken word at NBAM/AW! this Thursday. From 7 to 8pm there will be an open mic session for traditional poetry. At 8 we'll shift gears and spoken word will take over the podium. Everyone is invited to come and share a work or just sit back and enjoy the night as the words flow.

To celebrate this first time event, admission will be free starting at 6:30pm. Join us!

Our Stories, Part 3
Thursday, September 11 (AHA!)
6:00 – 7:00 PM
The museum presents the final program for Synergy: Ocean Stories. The Working Waterfront Festival is teaming up with NBAM/Artworks! to present a panel discussion Design and Innovation in Fisheries Science. Join Working Waterfront Festival Director, Laura Orleans, fisheries scientist, Greg DeCelles and net designer, Tor Bendiksen to learn about recent efforts to develop gear to more accurately assess the groundfish resource.


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