One of the ways that the Abbe Museum provides access to its collections is to loan pieces from the collection to other museums for use in exhibits and research. At this moment, several pieces from the Abbe’s permanent collection are at or on their way to borrowers for exhibit.
Jeremy Frey’s large urchin basket with braided sweetgrass is on loan to the Museum of Arts & Design for their exhibit Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, which will run at the museum in New York from June 26 - October 21, 2012, and will then travel to a variety of other museums across the U.S. and Canada.
Tim Shay’s “Penobscot Deer Clown” will be spending the summer at the Hudson Museum, as part of their exhibit Carved In Stone: Sculpture from Around the World. It is accompanied by a fish effigy excavated at the N’tolonapemk Site in Washington County, an ancestral Passamaquoddy village on Meddybemps Lake.
Sarah Sockbeson’s wonderful fancy basket with a painted lid recently featured in the Twisted Path II exhibit is on its way to the Boston Children’s Museum to be included in their upcoming exhibit, Native Arts, which runs from June 7 - September 9, 2012 and accompanies their wonderful exhibit about Native communities in New England, Native Voices.