Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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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.

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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  • Museum Holiday Hours
    Thanksgiving: Closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 26-28, 2014. The museum will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 29.

    Christmas and New Year's: Closed December 24-26 and December 29-January 2. Open weekends of December 27-28 and January 3-4.

    Our regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Upcoming Events

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:
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

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