With stunning visual impact and an astonishing array of ocean trash, internationally recognized artists create works of art for this exhibition from debris collected from beaches around the world. Plastic packaging in a throwaway culture finds its way into our ocean biosphere and then into the hands of artists. Our oceans and beaches are awash in plastic pollution propelled by gyre (rotating ocean currents). The exhibition explores the relationship between humans and the ocean in a contemporary culture of consumption.
The Plastic Ocean
On view Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014
EXHIBIT OVERVIEWGyre tells a global ocean debris story through the work of more than 20 artists from around the world. The 7,500-square foot exhibition includes a section specific to Alaska featuring the 2013 expedition’s resulting scientific discoveries, as well as art created from the ocean trash gathered on Alaska’s beaches during the journey.
EXPEDITIONThe Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center have partnered to bring a team of artists, scientists and educators to the Alaska coastline.
PLAN YOUR VISITGyre and Plastics Unwrapped are included in museum general admission.
EVENTS & PROGRAMSEvent information coming soon!