Download Full Text (2.0 MB)
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.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Portland Museum of Art
Mapping the Arctic, Arctic Exploration, Northwest Passage
American Popular Culture | Geography | United States History
Portland Museum of Art and Robinson, Michael F., "The Coldest Crucible - Arctic Exploration in American Culture" (2009). Osher Map Library Exhibition Catalogs. 4.