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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.
April 28, 2015 - March 27, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit highlights the beauty and diversity of historic and contemporary beadwork across the north.
January 06, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Hubbard Hall foyer
This exhibit highlights a selection of images from MacMillan's last voyage aboard the Bowdoin, in 1954. The photographs are part of a collection recently donated to the museum and seen here for the first time.
December 16, 2014 - June 21, 2015
Hubbard Hall foyer
This exhibit highlights recent donations of Inuit art that was produced in the 1950s and 1960s.
Where's Peary?
MacMillan's Model T Snowmobile Resurfaces in Labrador (New York Times)

The New York Times details how the first snowmobile in Labrador was a repurposed 1927 Model T, brought there aboard the schooner Bowdoin by none other than Donald MacMillan (Class of 1898).

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Arctic Museum's 'Crocker Land Expedition' Exhibition in the Media

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum exhibition A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917 is featured in the Live Science article, "'Failed' Arctic Expedition Celebrated on 100th Anniversary," which led to an interview on the CBC Radio national current events show, As It Happens, carried across the U.S. by many PBS stations.

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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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Announcements
  • Museum Holiday Hours 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

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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
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