Summer of Public Art in New Bedford [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]

In New Bedford, more and more emphasis is being placed on art, and one of the key organizations behind it is DATMA, Design, Art, Technology Massachusetts.

DATMA is an institute of contemporary art founded to enhance the cultural and economic life of Southeastern Mass. It has been located here since 2019, and is dedicated to presenting world-renowned exhibits and programs to visitors and residents of New Bedford and surrounding areas. Previous programs have focused on topics such as wind, light and water.

DATMA CEO Lindsay Mis joined us this week Townsquare Sunday discuss this year’s program, which will focus on “Shelter”. “Our program committee felt it was important to think about how New Bedford has protected and protected its community throughout its history.”

Artists from South Korea, California, Jordan, Trinidad and Tobago and New Bedford will present exhibitions and educational workshops on housing architecture, the subway and the protection provided to the community by the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier.

The additional program includes art exhibitions at UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown New Bedford, an exhibition of photographs of historic houses in New Bedford. a walking tour of the book discussing the “Wind that shook the world” of the late Everett Allen and more.

Most activities will take place from June 16 to September 12. Miss says that the topic “Shelter” will continue in 2023. Her Townsquare Sunday You can hear the interview here:

Townsquare Sunday is a public relations program that is listened to on Sunday mornings at 6 and 11 on 1420 WBSM and 99.5 FM. The program highlights individuals and organizations that want to make the South Coast a better place to live and work.

If you want your organization to stand out at Sunday in the town square, email the host to [email protected]

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