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The Coldest Crucible - Arctic Exploration in American Culture.

March 14, 2009 to June 21, 2009

In the late 1800s, “Arctic fever” swept the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. This exhibition paints a new portrait of these polar voyagers by placing them within the tempests of American cultural life.

In collaboration with the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Publication Date

3-2009

Publisher

Portland Museum of Art

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

Mapping the Arctic, Arctic Exploration, Northwest Passage

Disciplines

American Popular Culture | Geography | United States History

The Coldest Crucible - Arctic Exploration in American Culture


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