Liquid Shard by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics, installed over Pershing Square in Los Angeles

Summer Winds 2019

DATMA’s inaugural public events will take place as part of Summer Winds 2019—a celebration of New Bedford’s emerging leadership in wind energy. Alongside wind-themed international exhibitions and collaborative programs with partners from arts and culture, science, and technology, the site-specific signature Skynet Silver Current, will be on view in Custom House Square from July through September.

All events are free! Start planning your summer & browse for the perfect family event or night out. Check back for the latest updates or have them sent straight to your inbox via newsletter. Sign up at the bottom of this page.

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Silver Current
July 1 – September 30
Custom House Square

Patrick Shearn, of Poetic Kinetics, will reveal a site-specific Skynet installation in Custom House Square—dramatically revealing the coastal wind currents …

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De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting
July 2 – December 31
New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) will explore our extraordinary collections of Golden Age Dutch and Flemish paintings through a …

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New Bedford Kite Festival
July 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fort Taber State Park

Don’t miss this free family event inviting both first time flyers and the best stunt kite flyers to New Bedford’s …

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Summer Winds is graciously supported by many individuals, foundations, and businesses. Without the support from these generous art supporters, none of this would be possible. Thank you!

Neilson Abeel

Melinda Ailes
Lisa Schmid & Joel Alvord

Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Travis Brown & Teresa Barger
Gale & Thomas Beaton

Philip Beauregard
John Bullard

James & Mary Faughnan
John & Tally Garfield

Peggy M. Gildersleeve

John and Vanessa Gralton

Jonathan & Elizabeth Howland
Michael S. Hudner
James Hughes

Susanna Jacobus

David & Hope Jeffrey

Rick Kidder

Llloyd & Ann Macdonald

Julia Mandle

Roger & Gayle Mandle

Nancy & Stuart Murphy

Rachel Charrier & Mary Louise Nunes
Pappas Family Charitable Fund

Patrick & Ute Prevost
Don and Genie Rice
Whitt Barnard & Susie Rogers
Paul & Tina Schmid

Joan Shafran
Dan & Susan Shedd

Joan Underwood

Robert & Elizabeth Wax

Russ & Jane Weigel

Anna Whitcomb

Peter & JoAnn Wooding
DATMA's Dedicated Board Members

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