Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday:

Sunday:

Closed: Mondays and national holidays

The museum is located in Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College [virtual tour] and admission is FREE.

Current Exhibitions

A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

, Arctic Museum main galleries

Traditional and contemporary music is a vibrant part of Inuit society. Inuit visual artists often portray traditional drummers, singers, and dancers in their works, highlighting the ways such performances and songs are crucial links to the past. Contemporary musicians are reviving traditional music, performing pieces in their original forms. At the same time, they are incorporating elements of older musical styles into modern genres, creating unique contemporary sounds.


Upcoming Exhibitions