Acadia Part Deux

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.img_8958


There was also fiber art in the piece.img_8961

A view through the skylight in the four directions Pavilion.  The entire inside was wood and had such a soothing feel to it.img_8963

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…

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11 Responses to “Acadia Part Deux”

  1. Jan September 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    it appears to be a very worthwhile place to visit and learn. Glad you were able to go, maybe next time the one in the park will be open. I really like those collaborative paintings. It is nice to get away from technology sometimes, and just be in the present.

  2. Kat September 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    You must have loved it there, I too would have enjoyed the atmosphere and that amazing tableau, so great to have a mixture of all ages put together, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Erika N September 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    Loving the art. Somehow I’ve missed this museum when I’ve gone to bar Harbor but the exhibits look wonderful. I bet you enjoyed getting away. Did you go up in the new yellow car? 🙂 Hugs-Erika

  4. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 13, 2016 at 1:25 am #

    As always I was impressed with your impressions of the area and the various art pieces you saw. The murals were incredible. Simply unbelievable. And that skylight looks like a place I could stand under for hours.

    So glad you enjoyed yourselves and turned off the technology. It’s amazing how it all controls our lives.

  5. lyle September 13, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    wonderful! you got some great pics!

  6. Dorthe Hansen September 13, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    What exiting art, you have experienced with your husband, the first shown mural is amazing, I think, and it must have been so special seeing it close up, with all the different art and way of telling !! Glad for you , it was such a wonderful trip, Corrine.

  7. Emma September 15, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Looks like a wonderful trip – I was in Bar Harbor as a child 😉 Those lichens are exquisite.

  8. sheila 77 September 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    We love technology but it is so good to switch off for a while, and also makes it all the more interesting when we return.
    The art here is fascinating. Glad you had a good time together.

  9. Valerie-Jael September 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, relax and meditate. Hugs, Valerie

    • froebelsternchen September 19, 2016 at 11:45 am #

      Great art ! I think you enjoyed this wonderful exhibition! Thanks for sharing Corinne!
      oxo Susi

  10. Jackie P Neal September 23, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    Love the mural! How wonderful to have the different generations working on it.
    Your time spent together is probably the best you will remember in years to come- just enjoying one another’s company-nothing like it!
    hugs and love,Jackie

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