Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford's 1869 Arctic Expedition
Opening January 22, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
Between the iceberg and field-ice. The Panther firing up, 1869, albumen print by John L. Dunmore and George P. Critcherson. Museum purchase.
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." This exhibit explores the remarkable images produced by Bradford and photographers John L. Dunmore and George P. Critcherson during and after this journey.