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Art Exhibit: Story of the Satterlee Garden at Great Head, MDI

Posted June 15, 2012, at 8:13 a.m.
The Satterlee Garden at Great Head, MDI, was designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1916. Photo credit: Library of Congress
The Satterlee Garden at Great Head, MDI, was designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1916. Photo credit: Library of Congress

Thursday, July 5 to Thursday, September 13, 2012; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Garland Farm, 475 Bay View Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine

Contact: Beatrix Farrand Society; 207-288-0237

Website: beatrixfarrandsociety.org

The Beatrix Farrand Society is hosting a summer exhibit in honor of the Satterlee Garden at Great Head. The exhibit offers artistic interpretation of one of MDI’s most dramatic meetings of mountains and sea. As part of Open Days at Garland Farm, this exhibit is open 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Thursday afternoons, from July 5 through September 13.

At the heart of this show is a painting of the Satterlee Garden. This painting, donated by Mrs. V. Leona Salisbury, widow of Satterlee estate superintendent Charles F. Salisbury, shows an early view of the garden that Beatrix Farrand designed in 1916 for Louisa Morgan Satterlee, the eldest daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. Also included in the exhibit are related drawings from the University of California; photographs from the Library of Congress; and images from a 1917 photograph album of the Satterlees’ property, generously contributed by the van Heerden family. The Satterlee Garden is part of MDI history; it was partially destroyed in the 1947 fire, and gifted to Acadia National Park by the Satterlee family in 1949.

The exhibit is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Printed guides to the house and gardens will be available for self-tours. Individuals and small groups are welcome, but due to parking restrictions we cannot accommodate busses and RVs.

Garland Farm is located at 475 Bay View Drive, Bar Harbor ME. From the island bridge, drive east on Route 3 toward Bar Harbor, approximately two miles. Turn left on Bay View Drive, then immediately turn left into the parking area. Follow the footpath to the barn. From Bar Harbor, travel north on Route 3. After passing through Salisbury Cove, turn right on Bay View Drive (6.8 miles beyond College of the Atlantic), then immediately left into the parking area. Please do not park on Bay View Drive. Accessible parking is available with advance notice; please call 207-288-0237.

For more information about Garland Farm and other Beatrix Farrand Society events, visit www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org.

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