The Art of the North galleries, featuring a selection of work from the Anchorage Museum’s permanent collection, give visitors an overview of traditional and contemporary ways of depicting the northern environment. While the emphasis is on the landscape, the exhibition also illustrates the ability of artists to romanticize, document and comment on their surroundings.
Longtime visitor favorites include Sydney Laurence’s 13-feet-wide Mt. McKinley, Thomas Hill’s Muir Glacier and Rockwell Kent’s Resurrection Bay, Alaska. These paintings will hang alongside contemporary work by artists such as Larry Ahvakana, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Ken Lisbourne. Visitors also will see intimate drawings that lend insight into the process behind oil paintings by artists including Laurence and Eustace Ziegler.