Located on Bowdoin College's campus in Brunswick, Maine, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is devoted to Arctic exploration, cultures, and biology. This blog will showcase behind-the-scenes photos, special peeks into our collections, and other fun news from our museum!
For today, a great soapstone carving of a bear. The artist, Eegewudloo Putapoo, has managed to carve so much expression into this piece!
Another staff favorite for today. This early Greenlandic carving of a woman carrying a baby in her amautik is a recommendation from our assistant curator, Anne. This statue “has an archaic design quality,” Anne says, “that looks almost modern to my eye.”
I, for one, love the angles and details on this figure - really lovely.
Quick little art post for today: a whale carved from soapstone, by artist Napatchie Noah. The lines on this are so beautiful.
Walrus carved from serpentine and walrus ivory. Artist listed only as “Noah.”