Anchorage School District Art Show
On view Feb. 28 through March 23
The 42nd annual Anchorage School District exhibition showcases artwork from some of the district’s most creative student artists.
The exhibition gives kindergarten through high school students the rare opportunity to display their art in a museum. Works are chosen by teachers and include drawings, paintings and sculpture.
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.
Proximity: Margo Klass Solo Exhibition
On view Feb. 7 through April 20
Fairbanks artist Margo Klass is known for her sculptural boxes composed of found, natural and fabricated objects. Although often referred to as books, these three-dimensional constructions are much more, reflecting a varied interest in materials, techniques and content.
On view through March 16
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.