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
June 12, 2018 - October 01, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
In 1947 and 1954 botanist and photographer Rutherford Platt sailed north aboard the Schooner Bowdoin to study these remarkable plants. Platt specialized in macrophotography and somehow managed to find space aboard the ship for his specialized lighting and camera setup. With it, he took a series of remarkable close-up photographs to highlight the wonders of these remarkable tiny flowers and illustrate their specialized adaptations.
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.
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?

'Blossoming Tundra' on View in Photography Show at Arctic Museum

You may think of the Arctic as a barren wasteland, but plant life abounds. As soon as the snow melts flowers begin to bloom, taking advantage of round-the-clock sunlight. In 1947 botanist and photographer Rutherford Platt captured some stunning images.

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'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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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:
207-725-3416
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

Bowdoin College
9500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8495
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