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Recycled Material Creative Workshop
1 to 3:30 p.m.
4/26/2014
How can everyday, discarded materials be used to create fun and useful things? See the variety one artist has made, brainstorm new ideas and create your own amazing items. Taught by UAA art professor Herminia Din. $30 member/$35 non-member. Register online.
 

 
Artist Talk: Alex Dorfsman
8 p.m.
5/2/2014
Mexican artist Alex Dorfsman works with photography and video, focusing on the contrasts between nature and the artificial construction of it. Dorfsman is traveling through Alaska for his ongoing photographic project “Archipelago.” Presented in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico. Free
 

 
Anchorage Museum Shop Sale
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4
5/2/2014 - 5/4/2014
Find great deals on educational toys, museum logo apparel, books, Mother’s Day gifts inspired by the museum collection and more at the Anchorage Museum Shop’s three-day sale. Selected items are discounted at least 40 percent. Members enjoy an additional savings of 10 percent off, and sustaining members receive an additional 15 percent off already discounted items.
 

 
Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
2 to 4 p.m.
5/4/2014
Celebrate Asian Pacific cultures through performances, games and hands-on activities. String together a paper lei (Polynesian), try math challenges using an abacus (Chinese and Japanese), make a norigae good luck charm (Korean), or draw anime (Japanese). Explore Asian geography through the National Geographic Pacific Ocean Giant Map. Learn about Japanese and American history through World War II letters, photographs and other artifacts. Admission is free all day thanks to Wells Fargo.
 

 
Makoto Fujimura's Golden Sea
4 p.m.
5/4/2014
New York artist Makoto Fujimura, a former member of the National Council on the Arts, melds contemporary American and traditional Japanese Nihonga painting styles. After a short documentary film about his artwork, he discusses his passion for connecting cultures and generations through artistic expression. A book signing and reception follow. Presented in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation and MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. Free
 

 
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

 

 
Toddler Time: Flowers
10:30 and 11 a.m.
5/24/2014
Treat your toddler to dancing, singing, creating and learning through guided activities. May’s Toddler Time focuses on flowers and welcoming the summer. Toddlers learn about Alaska flowers and make paper flower crowns. Included with admission and with membership
 

 
Explorer Camps
Mondays-Fridays June 2-July 25
6/2/2014 - 7/25/2014
Keep your kids engaged and active this summer at the museum’s award-winning camps. Robotics. Stop motion animation. LEGO® toys. Whatever your child’s latest interest, there’s a museum camp to match. The museum's weeklong, full-day camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and promise seven weeks of discovery and fun. Camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 2 through July 25. Camps are for ages 6 to 15. Click here to register and for complete schedule.
 

 
Smithsonian Spotlight: Tommy Joseph
Noon
6/5/2014
Tlingit artist Tommy Joseph combines traditional and contemporary elements in artwork that includes totem poles, house posts, armor and masks. Join him for a talk on Tlingit battle dress and his study of anthropological collections at national and international museums. Included with admission and with membership
 

 
Artist at Work: Tommy Joseph
1 to 3 p.m.
6/5/2014 - 6/7/2014
Observe and ask questions as Tommy Joseph does conservation work on a totem pole he carved in 2000. Joseph, also known as Naal xák’w, is a Tlingit artist whose totem poles are on display from England to New Zealand. This totem pole is a recent addition to the Anchorage Museum collection and, once conserved, will be displayed in the museum. Included with admission and with membership
 

 
Art on the Green: Art Chalk
1 to 3 p.m.
6/6/2014
Street chalk art can be breathtaking, realistic and captivating. Grab some sticks and make your mark in front of the museum in this large-scale outdoor art project led by local artists and educators. Free
 

 
Artist at Work: Tommy Joseph
1 to 3 p.m.
6/9/2014 - 6/10/2014
Observe and ask questions as Tommy Joseph does conservation work on a totem pole he carved in 2000. Joseph, also known as Naal xák’w, is a Tlingit artist whose totem poles are on display from England to New Zealand. This totem pole is a recent addition to the Anchorage Museum collection and, once conserved, will be displayed in the museum. Included with admission and with membership
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