BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum is pleased to host a special program with Ann Pollard Ranco from Penobscot Nation who will be sharing her work at Gedakina and her unique art utilizing seaglass. Ann enjoys sharing her role in environmental cleanup and how it is incorporated into… Read More
    Donna and Jason Brown, Penobscot, are the co-creators of Decontie & Brown, a contemporary fashion line deeply rooted in Penobscot traditions and aesthetics. Both artists will be at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location for a beadwork demonstration and a mini-trunk show of their jewelry and fashion designs. Join… Read More
    The Abbe Museum is pleased to host a basketmaking demonstration with Frances Soctomah. A citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, Frances grew up learning the traditional art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry from her grandmother. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she earned… Read More
    Come by the Abbe Museum with your lunch for a curated discussion about the history of tatting baskets and their evolution in Wabanaki arts. We’ll bring out examples of historic tatting baskets and later iterations from our collections for you to have a hands-on experience. This… Read More
    Join us in a new forum for discourse around the myths of Thanksgiving and its implications for Native peoples. The education team will facilitate a discussion and guide guests through the history and imagery that surrounds one of the most popular and quintessentially American holidays, Thanksgiving. This program… Read More
    Stop by the Abbe Museum for a celebration of Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers by Abbe friend David Shultz. Join in a conversation about the book with David and award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker Gabriel Frey. The two will discuss the significance of basketmaking and the… Read More
    Woodland Motifs are often used by contemporary Native artists to adorn their clothing, beadwork, and handiworks. Come spend lunch at the Abbe Museum and learn about the symbols, styles, and patterns commonly found in Woodland craft and dress. Our Curator of Education, Starr Kelly, will share her experiences… Read More
    Explore the vibrant world of Native color! The Abbe Museum’s Manager of Guest Experience, Angela Raup, will interpret color patterns and themes in Native art while discussing the cultural significance of these color combinations. Come learn a bit about color theory, and discover why Native art is so… Read More
    If you’re a fan of our Tea & Pops Archaeology program, we have some exciting news for you! This year the Abbe Museum has implemented its first ever Archaeological Advisory Committee with an impressive lineup of Native archaeologists and others working in the field. To commemorate this, we… Read More
    BAR HARBOR, ME — The Abbe Museum is excited to announce the 2017 Wabanaki Artist Fellows: Donna Brown, Penobscot, Jeremy Frey, Passamaquoddy, and Geo Neptune, Passamaquoddy. These exceptionally creative artists – who through color, form, language, and sound – interpret the past, understand the present, and envision the… Read More
    Visit the Abbe Museum for an amazing opportunity to learn directly from beadwork artist Martha Newell of the Passamaquoddy Nation. Martha is well known for her beadwork and artistry as she blends the traditional with contemporary components. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of beading and… Read More
    Join us for a unique opportunity to meet Nipmuck flute maker and musician, Hawk Henries. Hawk will be hosting a performance from 1-2 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown location. As a musical artist, Hawk serenades with his gift of music and stories, playing a… Read More
    Join us for a unique opportunity to meet Nipmuck flute maker and musician, Hawk Henries. Hawk has been creating flutes using only hand tools and fire for over 25 years! Are you curious about how they are made? Hawk will offer a demonstration of the process, technique, and… Read More
    Jamie Murphy, a Passamaquoddy jewelry designer, was raised on the Sipayik Reservation. Her mother, Sophia Paul, taught her how to make quill earrings and she’s been creating her own jewelry ever since. The Abbe is pleased to welcome Jamie as she hosts a workshop where guests will learn… Read More