Inner Light: The World of William Bradford


Inner Light: The World of William Bradford, a retrospective exhibition of William Bradford’s (1923-1892) life, career, connections and influences has opened at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and runs until June 2017.  

Like many other artists of his time, Bradford was an artist-explorer. He made six trips to the Arctic between 1861 and 1869, and ventured to California and the great West on the heels of Albert Bierstadt. Inner Light includes Bradford works from the Museum’s collections along with works by Bierstadt, Eldred, Gifford and others who were integral parts of his story. An accompanying exhibition of important manuscripts, sketchbooks, and works on paper will also be on display in the Museum’s Grimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room.


WHERE: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

WHEN: Through June 2017

COST: Free with admission


William Bradford


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.