Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
"Keeveeok's Journey," Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Baker Lake, 1970. Stencil. Robert and Judith Toll Collection


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Exhibits:   Current   Past   Upcoming
September 01, 2017 - January 22, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
When the Arctic Museum opened in 1967, its collections included items given to the College before the museum was established, as well as objects and photographs donated to the museum by Donald and Miriam MacMillan and the Robert E. Peary family. This exhibit features some of these early acquisitions and looks at how they remain relevant to the museum's mission today.
April 19, 2017 - December 31, 2019
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit will explore the changes in Clothing and Identity in northern culture.
March 08, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Arctic Museum main galleries
Over the last 150 years Alaskan Yup’ik and Inupiat artists have drawn on their ancient traditions to create works reflecting their rich history of innovation and resilience in the face of many challenges.
Opening January 22, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
In 1869, American landscape painter William Bradford organized and led an unusual expedition to the Arctic, "made," as he later proclaimed, "solely for the purposes of art."
Where's Peary?

Arctic Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Matthew Henson Button

In honor of Black History Month, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is featuring Matthew A. Henson, the famous African American Arctic explorer, on its February button of the month.

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Maine Siblings Recall Grandfather's Role in MacMillan's Crocker Land Expedition

In 1913, Maine country doctor Harrison J. Hunt, of the Class of 1902, answered a newspaper ad, which read: "Doctor for Crocker Land Expedition needed. Sailing in six weeks."

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Dramatic Photographs from an 1869 Arctic Art Expedition on View

Beautiful images taken on an unusual nineteenth-century Arctic expedition are the focus of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s new exhibit, Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition. 

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Upcoming Events

Film: "SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic"

February 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup'ik and Inupiat Art

March 8, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Lobby 2nd floor

Yupik and Inupiat Art and Activism in Contemporary Alaska

March 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Traces of the Past: William Bradford's Arctic Photography and the Framing of History

April 11, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

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Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Museum Hours
Regular 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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