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Celebrate  Nature,  Art  and  Creativity  in  Maine.

Wendell Gilley delighted in helping others find connections with nature and creativity. Our Museum sustains his legacy through vibrant art exhibitions and a wide range of hands-on creative and educational programs for all ages.


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Watercolors in Wonderland

Join us to paint at Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park. Instructor Erika Rosso will offer tips on capturing the spirit and personality of the birds we see with quick watercolor sketches using a gestural approach. Class size is limited to 8, ages 8 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Click on EXPAND to read more and reserve your spot. 

 

 

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O Solo, Bee-O!

Some bees just like to be alone. Mason bees and leaf-cutter bees are non-stinging solitary bees that nest in cavities. You can help them find a home by building a bee house with a kit from the Wendell Gilley Museum. In these bee houses, the cavities are 5-inch-deep drilled holes — deep enough, we hope, to be safe from a woodpecker tongue.

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Friday Fun for Fledglings (Art Classes for Kids!)

Join us under the Gilley Tent for fun art classes taught on select Fridays by Allison Maurais. Classes begin at 10:30am and are limited to 5 people only; children should come with an adult guardian. Reserve your spot by emailing reservations@wendellgilleymuseum.org. Cost of the class is $5 per person, and covers instruction and materials. All classes will be outside and socially distanced; face coverings are required.

Allison Maurais is an artist, and the the all-grade art teacher at Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor. We are lucky to have her join us on staff at the Gilley during the summers.

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Carving Classes are Back!

These are our usual great summer carving classes - two hours long and limited to five people as always.  This summer we will be carving spaced apart and outdoors, under the new Gilley Tent. Face coverings required. Two classes are offered each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, one at 10:30am and one at 2pm.

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News

Opening July 2

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O Solo, Bee-O!

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Learn & Do ONLINE

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New Addition to the Flock

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Gilley Members Gallery

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Events

July 13, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Watercolors in Wonderland

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July 17 - August 21, 2020

Friday Fun for Fledglings (Art Classes for Kids!)

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August 18, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Two-hour Printmaking Classes with Sherrie York-Morning & Afternoon Sessions

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