Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum 

11. RISK INCURRING THE WRATH OF THE TUPILAK

PEARY-MACMILLAN ARCTIC MUSEUM | Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME | 207.725.3416

Fear and respect the tupilak. These Greenland Inuit trolls were made of bone and took the form of whatever creature they were carved into. Then they would mercilessly attack an enemy of its owner's choosing. The Arctic Museum also has some more pleasant, less threatening prints and carvings, made over the past 50 years by artists living in communities across the Canadian Arctic. Inuit artists tell stories about their traditional and changing way of life, capturing everyday activities, depicting myths and legends, and reflecting on their close family and community bonds. "Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection" is just one of the many arctic exhibits on display, in case you miss that old familiar sting of winter.

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