‘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.”
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.
Writing in Yankee magazine, Joe Bills described stepping “into the frigid world of Robert Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald MacMillan (Class of 1898), two of the explorers most responsible for opening the Arctic to the world.”