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

Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
March 08, 2018 - December 22, 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.
January 22, 2018 - June 10, 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."
April 19, 2017 - December 31, 2019
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit will explore the changes in Clothing and Identity in northern culture.
April 05, 2012 - December 31, 2020
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.
Where's Peary?

'Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup'ik and Iñupiat Art' Opening at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Contemporary Alaskan art has its roots in both indigenous cultural traditions and the dramatic changes Alaskan society has experienced beginning in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Contemporary Alaskan-Siberian Artist and Activist to Lecture at Bowdoin

Susie Silook, one of Alaska’s best known contemporary artists, will deliver a lecture entitled “Yupik and Iñupiat Art and Activism in Contemporary Alaska” on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 pm in Kresge Auditorium.

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Arctic Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Matthew Henson Button

In honor of Black History Month, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is featuring Matthew A. Henson, the famous African American Arctic explorer, on its February button of the month.

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Upcoming Events

Traces of the Past: William Bradford's Arctic Photography and the Framing of History

April 11, 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.

Admission is FREE

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

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