Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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Tickets available starting January 19 at the David Saul Smith Union information desk.


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Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
January 06, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Hubbard Hall foyer
This exhibit highlights a selection of images from MacMillan's last voyage aboard the Bowdoin, in 1954. The photographs are part of a collection recently donated to the museum and seen here for the first time.
December 16, 2014 - June 21, 2015
Hubbard Hall foyer
This exhibit highlights recent donations of Inuit art that was produced in the 1950s and 1960s.
November 14, 2014 - September 04, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
In the summer of 1913, Donald B. MacMillan and six other men set off on an expedition to conduct research and exploration in the far north. Marking the 100th anniversary of this major expedition, this exhibit highlights the results of their extensive fieldwork, and looks at field studies being conducted by contemporary researchers in the same region.
April 17, 2014 - February 22, 2015
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit reflects the eclectic eye of the collectors, Marcia and Robert Ellis. it includes a wide range of styles, from highly detailed and realistic to nearly abstract, and works by some of the best-known Inuit artists. Most of the pieces are from Cape Dorset (Kinngait) on Baffin Island, but other communities from across Canada are represented as well, as is Anchorage, Alaska.
April 28, 2015 - March 27, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit highlights the beauty and diversity of historic and contemporary beadwork across the north.
Where's Peary?
Embracing the Ice: Bowdoin's 3rd Annual Arctic Museum Reception

“This year we went all out!” said Silvia Serban, assistant director of Student Activities. “We’re always looking to innovate.”

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Tanya Tagaq in Concert with 'Nanook of the North' Jan. 25

Internationally acclaimed performer Tanya Tagaq will appear in concert in Pickard Auditorium, Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. Sunday January 25, 2015.

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Charting Disaster: Arctic Museum Discovers Century-Old Record of Ship's Sinking

The curatorial staff has determined that a chart donated to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is the one marked up by Robert A. Bartlett during the disastrous 1914 Arctic expedition of the Karluk ship.

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Upcoming Events

Community Lecture Series: "Challenges and Opportunities of the Contemporary Arctic"

February 5, 2015 | 12:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Movie/Film: Film: 'For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska'

February 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Lecture: Hester Blum: "Polar Imprints: The News from the Ends of the Earth"

March 2, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

Visit the Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Museum 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.


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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