Nutjuitok (Polar Star)
On view April 4 through Sept. 14
Brooklyn artist Terry Adkins was on a quest to right historical wrongs. This exhibition is a contemporary look at Northern exploration and exploitation through the story of Matthew Henson. Henson was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous being a 1909 expedition during which Henson may have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Although Peary received many honors, Henson was largely ignored.
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.
Arctic Desert and Deserts by Design
On view May 2 through Sept. 7
Did you know that Alaska has a desert? Many people don't. Nearly half a million caribou migrate yearly across the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, their tracks crisscrossing across dunes rising up to 100 feet high. For 9,000 years, people have hunted these caribou. This exhibition is a photographic exploration of Kobuk Valley National Park, located 25 miles above the Arctic Circle in northwestern Alaska.
Brick By Brick: Toying with Design
On view Oct. 3 through Jan. 11, 2015
An exhibition of LEGO toys and bricks curated by the Anchorage Museum featuring artwork by Nathan Sawaya and Mike Stimpson, as well as hands-on stations emphasizing LEGO bricks as learning tools with artistic, scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical applications.