A non-collecting 21st century museum focusing on exhibitions, educational programming, and public outreach, DATMA presents international exhibitions and programs that demonstrate the impact of new technologies in art and design, contributing to educational, economic, and cultural life in the South Coast Region and beyond.

Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, doing business as (dba) DATMA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2016, with an office in the Co-Creative Center on Union St., New Bedford.

Lindsay Miś

A longtime New Bedford artist, comes to DATMA from the Society of Arts & Crafts where she was the Director of CraftBoston for the past three years. In this role she managed the development, marketing, budgeting and implementation of the semi-annual weekend-long exhibition and sale of contemporary craft which drew more than 8,000 visitors each year. She has also worked at peer art institutions such as New Bedford Art Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Ise, ME, and the Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA. Miś received her MFA in Jewelry/Metals from UMass Dartmouth and her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from VCU. She maintains her metalsmithing practice, locally, at Hatch Street Studios.

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Steven Ashley
Michael Benevides
Elizabeth Chace
Harvey Goldman
Jocelin Hamblett
Jonathan Howland
Elizabeth Huidekoper, Treasurer
David Jeffrey
Michael Keating
Timothy Mahoney
Sadia Shepard
Nicholas Sullivan, Secretary
Pat Thornton
Gayle Mandle, Co-founder
Roger Mandle, Co-founder & Chair


Tori Mulhern, Administrative Assistant
Gabrielle Ferreira, Program Coordinator


For media inquiries, please contact: Edwina A. Kluender, KLÜNDER Communications: 617.888.5859 or [email protected]

Interested in joining our team?

Thanks to our experienced task force, DATMA will present big ideas to reach a wide audience. Our team of staff and volunteers work from the Co-Creative Center in the historic district of New Bedford. From high school seniors to seniors, we have many events from July to September 2019 that will need volunteers. Consider signing on and visit our volunteer form HERE.

Did you know DATMA is a not-for-profit organization?

DATMA is a 501(c)(3), which means we rely on the support of foundations, businesses, and individuals like you! We appreciate support at any level. For questions, call 774.264.3696. Join our mission in promoting public art and supporting DATMA's efforts!


774 264 3696

336 Acushnet Ave. Suite C
New Bedford, MA