Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
"Keeveeok's Journey," Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Baker Lake, 1970. Stencil. Robert and Judith Toll Collection


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Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
September 01, 2017 - January 22, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
When the Arctic Museum opened in 1967, its collections included items given to the College before the museum was established, as well as objects and photographs donated to the museum by Donald and Miriam MacMillan and the Robert E. Peary family. This exhibit features some of these early acquisitions and looks at how they remain relevant to the museum's mission today.
April 19, 2017 - December 31, 2019
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit will explore the changes in Clothing and Identity in northern culture.
April 28, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition of sculptures and prints featuring the work of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit artists.
April 05, 2012 - December 31, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
As a pioneering Arctic explorer, Peary relied on many extraordinary people, including his family, financial backers, loyal expedition members, and the Inughuit men and women of Northwest Greenland.
March 08, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Arctic Museum main galleries
Over the last 150 years Alaskan Yup’ik and Inupiat artists have drawn on their ancient traditions to create works reflecting their rich history of innovation and resilience in the face of many challenges
Opening January 22, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
In 1869, American landscape painter William Bradford organized and led an unusual expedition to the Arctic, "made," as he later proclaimed, "solely for the purposes of art."
Where's Peary?

Arctic Museum Celebrates Its 50th with Major Inuit Art Gift

The Tolls describe their donation as “fifty Inuit graphics to celebrate the museum’s fifty years,” marking the Arctic Museum’s half century of operation.

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Arctic Scholars Kaplan and LeMoine Share Concerns Over Whistleblower's Resignation from Interior

In a letter to the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Arctic scholars Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine share unique insight and why they feel Joel Clement's departure from the Department of the Interior is troubling. 

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Unraveling a 1,000-Year-Old Anthropological Conundrum: A Race to Save the Artifacts

Archaeologist Genny LeMoine touched down in northwest Greenland on a mission. She was in a race against time to uncover artifacts before they are lost forever to a combination of factors resulting from climate change. Experience the drama of this quest in a multimedia storytelling format featuring videos, photography, animation, and more. 

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Upcoming Events

Circus Without Borders

January 31, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

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Visit the Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Museum Hours
Regular Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 2 PM to 5 PM
The museum is located on the main floor of
Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus.
Holiday Hours
The museum will be open during its regular hours on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
It will then be closed until Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at which time it will resume its regular schedule.

Admission is FREE

For more information call:
207-725-3416
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

Bowdoin College
9500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8495
or Email us.
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