Smithsonian’s Narwhal Exhibit Will Begin Traveling Around the U.S. in 2020

“Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” brings the Arctic to thousands of Smithsonian visitors every year–and sparks conversations about climate change and the importance of Indigenous research.

The narwhal exhibit at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, first unveiled in August 2017, will run until the end of this year — and then it’s going to hit the road.

In April 2020, the exhibit will travel around the United States for several years with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It’s touring schedule has yet to be announced.

“Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” features oral histories from the Inuit elders of Pond Inlet, Nunavut; artwork from Inuit, European and Asian collections depicting a centuries-long fascination with the narwhal and its tusk; the skull of a rare double-tusked narwhal behind glass; and, hanging over much of the exhibit, an 18-foot-long sculpture of a male narwhal. Read more at ArcticToday.

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