Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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September 22, 2016 - February 07, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
Robert A. Bartlett, a famous Newfoundland ship captain and ice navigator, spent his career plying ice laden Arctic waters. This exhibit will feature photographs from his voyages.
June 20, 2016 - December 22, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition featuring documents relating to the drifting and sinking of the Karluk.
April 28, 2016 - October 01, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition of sculptures and prints featuring the work of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit artists.
November 14, 2014 - December 22, 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.
April 05, 2012 - December 31, 2017
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 25, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
This exhibit highlights Bryan Alexander's work in northern Siberia.
April 19, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit will explore the changes in Clothing and Identity in northern culture.
February 07, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
Photographs in this exhibit are contributed by researchers working in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland documenting the effects of rising temperatures in the arctic.
Where's Peary?
A Century Later, Author Describes MacMillan's Crocker Land Expedition: 'A Wretched and Precarious Situation'

Among the challenges facing MacMillan and his colleagues were a drunken sea captain, Arctic blizzards, marooned rescue parties, and a crewman-turned-murderer.

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Revisiting an Arctic Mystery

On a practical level there was an urgency about this archaeological trip to Greenland, brought about by the fact that the landscape is altering rapidly due to climate change.

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Admiral Papp Gets All Dolled Up for Sail on Schooner Bowdoin

Admiral Robert Papp, USCG (Ret.), the State Department's Special Representative for the Arctic, had some fun on the way to the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council with an excursion on the Schooner Bowdoin — accompanied by the globe-trotting Peary and Henson dolls.

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Upcoming Events

Peter Ralston: "Arctic Observations: A Maine Photographer's First Look at the North"

February 1, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Film Showing: Angry Inuk

February 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

"The Sky is the Limit" Family Day at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM
Hubbard Hall Museum Lobby

Inuit Clothing and Identity in the Modern World

April 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Hunters and Herders of Northern Siberia: Photography by Bryan Alexander

April 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

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.