BRUNSWICK — Inuit art will be in the spotlight with activities for all ages during the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s annual Family Day on Saturday, Feb. 26.

All activities, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, and admission to the museum are free.

 Families can learn about Inuit art by viewing the exhibition “Imagination Takes Shape,” participate in a scavenger hunt through the museum and create Arctic-inspired art using Inuit artists’ techniques.

 Inuit artists often depict important arctic animals and curious mythological creatures in their colorful prints. Kids can learn how these prints are made, design and make a reusable foam block, then create their own prints. They will also have a chance to dream up and create their own mythological creatures with found objects.

 Inuit artists make sculptures from stones they find. As part of Family Day, children can choose a stone and decorate it based on what kind of animal they envision is inside.

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is in Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2  to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 725-3416.


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