In the spring of 2023, the Arctic Museum will open inaugural exhibitions in our new home, the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies on the Bowdoin College campus. One of the new temporary exhibits planned for this new facility will feature contemporary Inuit photography.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is hosting two events with the Inuit Art Society!
Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00 p.m.
The Inuit Art Society Conference Opening Ceremony
Welcome Dance and Song by Inuk Performer
Keynote Address by Inuit Art Expert
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Friday, September 29 @ 4:00 p.m.
A Roundtable Discussion with Inuit Photographers
BRIAN ADAMS & JENNIE WILLIAMS
Friday, September 29, 2023
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall
Arctic Museum Exhibits
Museums bring collections to life by telling their stories. Often, donors share personal memories of objects. Recollections of community members where the works were made and used add additional meanings, and new research can unveil entirely new stories. Here we trace the growth of the Arctic Museum's collection through planning and serendipity and also highlight stories from the collection, with appreciation of the museum's many donors and collaborators.
From the sledge that carried Peary to the North Pole in 1909 to a SmartBUOY that tells contemporary Inuit travelers if the sea ice is safe, this exhibit examines life in the Arctic historically and today.
The mission to engage its visitors with the Arctic, the quest to shatter common stereotypes and misperceptions, and that stuffed walrus that had to be airlifted in—these are some the stories of the newly reopened Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum that were folded into coverage by the WCSH newsmagazine 207.