Arctic museum to close for changeover
BRUNSWICK — The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College will be closed from Oct. 4-18 while the staff prepares for a new exhibition, "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Collection of Robert and Judith Toll."
The foyer in front of the museum, which is in Hubbard Hall, will remain open. On view in the foyer are a photograph exhibition, "North Pole Personalities"; rare film footage of Matthew Henson, Robert Peary's African-American assistant, and the Hubbard Sledge, one of five sledges Peary used to reach the North Pole.
The front gallery, reception area, and museum shop will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 19 while the rest of the museum will remain closed.
A performance and reception marking the opening of "Imagination Takes Shape" will take place the evening of Thursday, Nov. 18 and the entire museum will reopen to the public on Friday, Nov. 19.