Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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Swimming Caribou, Jacob Irkok, Arviat, 2004. Robert and Judith Toll Collection. Photograph by Dean Abramson.

Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
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.
Opening November 14, 2014
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 will highlight the results of their extensive fieldwork, and look at the field studies being conducted by contemporary researchers in the same region.
Where's Peary?
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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Lessons of Sustainability From Maine to Greenland

An archaeologist specializing in the Arctic and a photographer from Maine recently visited Bowdoin to talk abut their travels through the Maritime Far Northeast.

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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

Lecture: Gallery Talk: Multiple Perspectives in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections

March 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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

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