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A line of drivers, dogs, and sledges as they recede into the distance during the annual dog sledge race [detail]. Uummanaq, Greenland, May 2012. Courtesy of the artist.


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Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
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.
September 25, 2014 - December 23, 2014
Hubbard Hall foyer
For the last two decades Maine-based photographer Wilfred Richard has traveled throughout the Maritime Northeast. This exhibit features a small selection of his photographs of the North Atlantic region.
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 - 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.
Where's Peary?
Arctic Museum: 'A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917'

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center has opened the exhibit, "A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917."

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Bowdoin Sets Sail for Science

Coastal Studies director David Carlon rekindled an old tradition this fall: he and a group of Bowdoin students set sail aboard the historic Arctic schooner “Bowdoin.”

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Peary's Home Becomes National Landmark

The island home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary, a member of the Class of 1877, is now among sites listed as national historic landmarks in Maine.

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Upcoming Events

Lecture:Genevieve LeMoine: "Finding Crocker Land: Archaeology at Etah and Beyond"

November 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture:Byrd and I: A Northern Evening with Rev. Robert Bryan-Now Available to Watch Online!

October 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Pop-Up Museum: Wish You Were Here! Travel Souvenirs

October 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge

Lecture:Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast

September 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

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

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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