Probably the best part of our trip was that we spent time living and enjoying each other and not much time photographing or on technology. I have a few more goodies to show you, but it’s slim pickins in the photo department. The Abbe Museum is a native tribes museum in Bar Harbor. There are two locations, but the location inside Acadia itself was closed for renovation in the area. We went to the downtown building which had a new exhibit shown from the point of view of the native peoples themselves. It was remarkable and so moving. The most wonderful part of the exhibit were two gallery walls full of children’s art(which we could not photo) and their writings about what they created and why they created them. Such wisdom from the hearts of young people. There was also a meditation space of the four directions with native voices speaking in their own dialects where I meditated for quite a while. This mural was done by adults and children as young as 1 1/2.
In the next photos you can see some of the copper work inclusions.
There was also fiber art in the piece.
A view through the skylight in the four directions Pavilion. The entire inside was wood and had such a soothing feel to it.
This was a second large mural in the lover level, quite impressive in it’s power. It is definitely a not to miss experience. We learned while we were there that the museum is now affiliated with the Smithsonian. Stay tuned for the third and final installment…