The Abbe is excited to share with our guests a wonderful
exhibit that has traveled to us from the Hudson Museum.
Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry features
five contemporary Maine Indian basketmakers who represent the next generation:
Jeremy Frey, Ganessa Bryant, Sarah Sockbeson, George Neptune and Eric “Otter”
Each of these artists was commissioned to create a
masterwork for the exhibit section that showcases their work. This piece along
with other baskets made by the artist from private and institutional
collections traces how his or her work has evolved. Each exhibit section also
features a basket made by the person who taught them how to make baskets.
Transcending Traditions explores the new directions that these innovative
artists are taking the tradition in the face of environmental and economic
This exhibit was created as a collaboration between the Hudson Museum
and the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, and is supported by the National
Museum of American Indian’s Indigenous Contemporary Art Program.