Special Event


February 2024 Black History Month Programming: Iva Brito

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park


Free. It is Free!


This Art and Inspiration Program will take place at 33 William Street, New Bedford, MA

Dates & Times


Saturday, February 3, 2024


1:00 PM


1 hour and 30 minutes

Type of Event


This Art and Inspiration Program will start at 1 pm and ends at 2:30 PM


Join Iva Brito (also known as Iva B), a mother, artist, poet, and an award-winning author as she shares her art and inspiration. As a native of Cabo Verde, West Africa, Iva channels her nostalgic love of her birthplace through her work that look at the intersectionality of culture, social and political issues. 


New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park has announced its programming commemorating Black History Month during February 2024. This year’s theme chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH®) is African Americans and the Arts. New Bedford is known for its rich culture and historical artistic significance, and we celebrate today’s artists of the African diaspora who come from every corner of the globe. Two of New Bedford’s own, Iva Brito and Eden Soares will be telling the stories of their art and inspiration. In addition, the 1850s Ladies will explore New Bedford and Boston anti-slavery societies and how crafts became a part of the abolitionist cause. Finally, the park will show the movie, 12 Years A Slave, directed by African Brit Steve McQueen and tells the story of Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped and sold into enslavement from freedom.

Reservation or Registration: No

There is no reservation or registration required for the art and inspiration program

Contact Information

Denise Delucia
508 996 4095
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