Gyre: The Plastic Ocean
On view Feb. 7 through Sept. 6
An Expedition and Exhibition with Marine Debris as Material and Message
Much of the oceans' trash is swirling in one of five gyres, which are large systems of rotating ocean currents. Similar accumulations of human debris exist in every ocean. A flip-flop discarded in Thailand finds its way to Hawaii, and a bottle cast off from Japan's tsunami is soon Alaska's beach litter. The world shrinks as we all become connected through our litter, yet somehow we are still severed from the problem we've created. Garbage is killing the very life that depends on the ocean as a source of food and habitat. Now, in one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, a unique scientific expedition and art exhibition brings the problem into perspective.
On view through Sept. 14
This selection from the Anchorage Museum’s collection spans the 1970s until the present, offering a glimpse at the development of contemporary Alaska Native art, from early prints, masks and paintings to newer photography and sculpture. Featured artists include James Schoppert, John Hoover, Ron Senungetuk, Susie Silook, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Perry Eaton.
Riskland: Remembering the 1964 Earthquake
On view April 11 through Sept. 14
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, this exhibition looks at this devastating event, the reconstruction efforts that followed, and our earthquake preparedness today. Highlights include videos chronicling earthquake survivors’ personal accounts of the disaster. The exhibition also includes hands-on activities and historical photographs and artifacts from the Anchorage Museum collection.