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Guided Anchorage Museum Tours
11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
5/17/2014 - 9/7/2014
Join a museum docent for a 45-minute guided tour and learn about Alaska’s history, art, indigenous people and more. Tours vary each day. For the daily schedule visit the front desk or call (907) 929-9215. Included with admission and with membership


Mask Making Workshop
6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 15-29
Students of all abilities explore technical and theoretical aspects of mask making. Each student receives a set of carving tools and a block of wood. Alaska Native artist and mask maker Drew Michael provides a short guided tour of some masks in the museum’s collection and discusses his own work to inform and inspire each student to develop his or her own unique story for their mask. All materials included. $300 member/$330 non-member. Register online.

Lecture: Groundwork: Keren Lowell
2 p.m.
Join Anchorage artist Keren Lowell for this presentation and learn how she layers different media to create new textures. Her background in textiles and installation provides a unique perspective on materials and metaphor. Presented in conjunction with Lowell’s solo exhibition Groundwork. Included with admission and with membership

Clay and Decorative Design Workshop
6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 13-27
Learn a range of decorating techniques. This class covers all levels of clay development, including the wet clay forming process using colored clays and slips, texturing with tools or chemicals, various methods for decorating in the leather hard and bone dry stages, glazing bisqued pieces, and finally using decals on already fired glazed pieces. Taught by artist Wendy Gingell. All materials included. $190 member/$210 non-member. Register online.

The Art of Flint-Knapping
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 25
Archaeologist Randy Tedor teaches students how to make stone tools through the process of flint-knapping. Discover the history of carving tools from stone and create your own tool from obsidian using time-honored techniques. All materials included. $170 member/$190 non-member. Register online.

Photography Workshop: Museum Light Safari
6 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16
Learn how to get professional results in your personal photographs. Artist and educator Michael Conti helps students identify different types of lighting and teaches camera adjustments to achieve dramatic results using various lighting challenges throughout the museum. $170 member/$190 non-member. Register online.

Lights Out
8 p.m. to midnight
Winter is coming. But when the sun goes down, there’s no reason you have to go down with it. Revel in winter like a true Northerner at Lights Out, the museum’s late-night creative blowout.

The evening includes art projects for grown ups, films, performance art, dancing with DJ Spencer Lee, live music, planetarium shows and more. Plus, this year we’re adding an extreme element – activities for those who take Alaska outdoor adventures to the max.

Tickets are $25 for museum members or $30 general admission. Tasty bites and beverages are available for purchase. This event is for ages 21 and older. Tickets available online soon.

Lights Out is part of the museum's Polar Lab Northern Initiative, a series of programs and exhibitions exploring and celebrating contemporary life in the North. Proceeds support museum exhibitions and educational programs.

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Connect with Anybody, Anywhere
7:30 p.m., Discovery Theatre
Known for her sensitive nature and ability to bridge the divide that sometimes exists between people of disparate cultures and beliefs, Annie Griffiths has been connecting with her subjects for nearly three decades. Journey alongside her as she finds common ground in uncommon places. In 2010, she published Simply Beautiful Photographs, which will be available for signing after the presentation. Buy tickets through