An Exhibition of Cape Verdean American Art

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Entry Deadline: May. 24

18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
PHONE 508 997.0046

Artists working in any medium can submit proposals that speak to Cape Verdean experience, whether in Cabo Verde or the USA. From whaling, agriculture, and entrepreneurship to cuisine, music, and language, Cape Verdeans are part of the fabric of New Bedford and America.

During Cape Verdean Recognition Week 2019, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is proud to pay tribute to Cape Verdean culture and creativity in the exhibition “Cape Verdean Voices: Cape Verdean and Cape Verdean American Art in Honor of Judge George N. Leighton.” Judge Leighton (1912 – 2018), the son of Cape Verdean immigrants to the area, was a prominent Civil Rights activist and the first Cape Verdean American Federal Judge. Submit proposals to Submit to Akeia Benard, Curator of Social History [email protected] Work must be completed and transported to the Museum by June 24. Full details are at

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