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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

 

 
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.
 

 
Art Mart
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7/23/2014 - 7/25/2014
Help your visitors find beautiful, Alaska-made treasures or treat yourself at this annual juried art and craft show. The museum hosts a revolving roster of Alaska artists who specialize in handmade jewelry, woodwork, apparel and more. Featured artists include Ed Mighell, Cook Inlet clay tiles; Susan Serna, photography; and Rik Seeganna, ivory carvings. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases. A portion of the proceeds benefits the museum. Included with admission
July 23-25 Artists: Sherry Orr, fiber; Theresa Shannon, ceramics; Laurette Rose, glass; Wendy Gingell, ceramics; Bonnie Scherer, fiber/scarves; Linda Lucky, prints; Douglas Yates, Native art prints/copper; Tracy Anna Bader, fiber; Ginny Ward, jewelry/beads; and Sandra Cook, ceramics

 

 
A Life In Photography: Joyce Tenneson
7 p.m.
7/24/2014
A retrospective presentation by Maine artist Joyce Tenneson, who was recently named one of the world’s 10 most influential women photographers by American Photo Magazine. Tenneson also announces the winners of the Rarefied Light Alaska photography exhibition, which opens at the Anchorage Museum Nov. 7. Tenneson's portraits have appeared on magazine covers such as Time, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine, and her photographs have been shown in more than 150 exhibitions worldwide. Free
 

 
Outdoor Explore: Painting with Plants
2 to 4 p.m.
7/26/2014
Ingredients to create art are all around us. Create your own artwork and paint with natural dyes derived from Alaska plants. Alaska Botanical Garden experts discuss how local plants can become nature’s palette. Rain or shine. Free
 

 
Art Mart
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7/30/2014 - 8/1/2014
Help your visitors find beautiful, Alaska-made treasures or treat yourself at this annual juried art and craft show. The museum hosts a revolving roster of Alaska artists who specialize in handmade jewelry, woodwork, apparel and more. Featured artists include Ed Mighell, Cook Inlet clay tiles; Susan Serna, photography; and Rik Seeganna, ivory carvings. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases. A portion of the proceeds benefits the museum. Included with admission
July 30-Aug. 1 Artists: Judy Niemeyer, fiber/weaving; Marvin Niemeyer, wood/flutes; Linda Lucky, prints; Larry Kingry, turned wood; Tracy Anna Bader, fiber; Jian Liu, silk embroidery; Tam Johannes, jewelry/glass; K.C. Lowe, fiber; and Judith Lindenfelser, fiber/hats

 

 
First Friday at the Anchorage Museum
6 to 9 p.m.
8/1/2014
Enjoy an artist lecture by Diedra Krieger, live astronomy show, Led Zeppelin music show, and admission to the museum’s galleries. Free general admission. Fees still apply for planetarium shows.

 

 
Art on the Green: Plastic Fantastic
1 to 3 p.m.
8/1/2014
Help Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger create a giant dome made from plastic bottles. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. Anchorage Food Mosaic Project serves up a refreshing drink made from natural, local ingredients; please bring your own re-usable cup. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Water bottle collection provided by UAA Office of Sustainability. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
 

 
Meet the Artist: Diedra Krieger
6 to 9 p.m.
8/1/2014
Explore the Plastic Fantastic dome with its creator, Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
 

 
Mini Dome Design
2 to 4 p.m.
8/2/2014
Balance engineering skills with art to make your own mini geodesic domes inspired by the Plastic Fantastic dome installation. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger has created Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
 

 
1% for Art Excursion
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
8/2/2014
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes narrated tour of Anchorage’s public art, including work by some of Alaska’s best-known artists. This bus tour is led by Angela Demma of the Municipality of Anchorage’s 1% for Art Program, which makes this art collection possible. Snacks and water provided; bring a brown bag lunch. Dress for walking and the weather. Register online. $25 member/$30 non-member
 

 
Coffee Talk: A Plastic World
11 a.m. to noon
8/3/2014
What do you think about humans’ relationship with plastic? Join us on the lawn for a casual conversation over coffee. Discussion is facilitated by Mary Fisher, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling; Paula Williams, UAA Office of Sustainability; and Diedra Krieger, Philadelphia artist and creator of the Plastic Fantastic dome. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Coffee is available; please bring your own re-usable mug. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
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