Pondering Edward Curtis

Abbe Museum Trustee Jamie Bissonette Lewey offered these remarks on May 6th at an event on the occasion of an exhibit, Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy, at the Portland Museum of Art. The talk was co-produced by the Abbe Museum and discussed the ways Curtis’ images have perpetuated cultural genocide of Indigenous … More Pondering Edward Curtis

Coming Soon – People of the First Light exhibit

Wabanaki people, their history and their culture, represent at least a 12,000-year-long experience in their homeland. This continuous narrative for the Wabanaki people – a historic confederacy between the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot – offers an extraordinary story of resilience with contemporary meaning and relevance. To communicate these messages, the Abbe Museum will … More Coming Soon – People of the First Light exhibit