A busy time at the Abbe - lots to see and do!

As summer begins, the Abbe is rolling into our busiest time of year. With seven exhibits currently on display between our downtown location and our location at Sieur de Monts Spring, a full schedule of upcoming programs, the 20th annual Native American Festival and our annual Gathering Gala all in the next couple of months, it is a great time of year to visit the museum.

Jimi Hendrix, The Royal Albert Hall, London, February 18, 1969.
Photo by Graham F. Page, courtesy Experience Music Project 
and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame.
Part of the IndiVisible exhibit.

A recent highlight has certainly been IndiVisible, African-Native American Lives in the Americas, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution which is now on display in the Circle of the Four Directions. A beautiful curated exhibit, IndiVisible explores historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities whose shared histories are woven into the fabric of American identity, but whose presence has long been invisible to many in the U.S. The Abbe is offering special programming to accompany the exhibit. Upcoming programs designed specifically to compliment IndiVisible include a geneaology workshop at the Northeast Harbor Public Library on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00am to 1:00pm and a presentation on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm by the curator of the exhibit, Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway) and a Wabanaki scholar. Read more about both of these programs, and all our upcoming programs one our calendar page here. The exhibit and accompanying programs are made possible thanks to support from the Maine Community Foundation, a MetLife grant, and thanks to media sponsorship from MPBN.

Whether it is at the Native American Festival, the Gathering Gala, an upcoming workshop or performance, or in one of our exhibits, we hope to see you this summer at the Abbe!