Born in Greenland, raised in New York, Minik Wallace had much to relearn when he returned to Greenland as a young man. Eventually he returned to the United States, only to die in the 1918 influenza pandemic.
‘Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art’ Opening at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Contemporary Alaskan art has its roots in both indigenous cultural traditions and the dramatic changes Alaskan society has experienced beginning in the mid-nineteenth century.
Susie Silook, one of Alaska’s best known contemporary artists, will deliver a lecture entitled “Yupik and Iñupiat Art and Activism in Contemporary Alaska” on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 pm in Kresge Auditorium.
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.
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.”