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May 25

Abbe Museum – Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview Virtual Event | Online 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This event will be captioned and interpreted.

FREE – Join Portland Ovations for five weeks, April 27 – May 25, 2021 each Tuesday at 4pm, as we host an exciting series continuing our program of commissioning Maine artists. “First Looks” is comprised of five virtual, 60-minute, work-in-progress performances and discussions with the commissioned artists. Each week you will have a chance to experience an excerpt of one of these five new performances in development and be in conversation with the artists. Register one time for FREE and attend as many First Looks as you like.

The Abbe Museum’s Project
In Bar Harbor, ME participating as a partner in the creation of a staging of Wabanaki Stories for Maine school and family audiences.

About the Abbe Museum
Founded in 1926 as a small trailside museum privately operated within Acadia National Park, the Abbe is an exciting contemporary museum which in 2013 became the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in Maine. The Abbe Museum’s commitment centers Indigenous people in their own histories, stories, and futures, correcting harmful representations of the past while realizing the values of decolonization in all its practices. The first institution in Maine to sponsor archaeological research in 1928, today the Abbe inspires new learning with every visit about the Wabanaki nations whose homeland Maine is.

Full First Look Schedule
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 4PM EST – Samuel James, Music
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 4 PM EST – Riley Watts & Heather Stewart, Contemporary Dance
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 4PM EST – dee Clarke, Playwright
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 4PM EST – Kerem Durdag & Andy Happel, Musical Theater
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 4PM EST – Abbe Museum, Native Stories