Fire bags, 1883, Ethnological Museum of Berlin
Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living
On view Sept 2013 through January 2014
Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living, curated by the Anchorage Museum, will be the first comprehensive exhibition about Dena’ina Athabascan people. This exhibition, opening in fall 2013, will feature about 200 Dena’ina objects from museums across the globe, including caribou skin clothing adorned with fine quill work, puffin beak rattles and birch bark cradles. Dena’ina history and culture will come to life through art, music, storytelling, re-created settings and hands-on activities.
On view starting in February 2014
An Expedition and Exhibition with Marine Debris as Material and Message
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a marine-based deposit of trash estimated to be the size of Mexico. 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.