Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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Swimming Caribou, Jacob Irkok, Arviat, 2004. Robert and Judith Toll Collection. Photograph by Dean Abramson.


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Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
May 12, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit features ivory and walrus bone carvings created by a group of artists working in the small community of Kangaamiut, Greenland, in the 1930s and 40s
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 05, 2012 - August 31, 2014
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit explores the Inuit worldview, based on mutual respect between humans and animals. Through contemporary Inuit carvings and prints, traditional tools and clothing, and filmed interviews with Inuit men and women visitors learn about the behavior of seals, whales, polar bears, caribou, and muskoxen.
April 05, 2012 - December 31, 2014
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.
Opening November 01, 2014
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 will highlight the results of their extensive fieldwork, and look at the field studies being conducted by contemporary researchers in the same region.
Where's Peary?
Animal Allies Exhibit at the Arctic Museum to Close August 31

Have you ever seen a parka made of seal intestine? Or touched a narwhal tusk? If not, hurry over to see the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s exhibit Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World before it closes on August 31 at 5 pm.

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Arctic Museum Wins Two First-Place Awards

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum has taken home two first-place awards in the New England Museum Association’s 2014 Publication Award Competition.

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Arctic Museum: 'Inuit Art from Cape Dorset and Beyond' Opens April 17

On April 17, 2014, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center will open Cape Dorset and Beyond, an exhibition of Canadian Inuit art recently donated to Bowdoin College by Marcia and Robert Ellis.

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Movie/Film: Film: Vanishing Point (2012)

April 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Lecture: Arctic Museum Exhibit Opening Talk - What is in Your Cabinet of Curiosities?

April 17, 2014 | 4:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture: Gallery Talk: Multiple Perspectives in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections

March 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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

February 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

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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