May 18 through Sept. 9
The North has long worn the romanticized mantle of a sparsely populated frontier. To outsiders, it can seem unchanging and marginally inhabitable –– vast, cold, white, empty. Seen from the inside, however, the North is magnetic and multidimensional. Even as the frontier ideal fades into history, the North clings to its identity as a pristine place where people are independent in mind and spirit.
NEXT NORTH SYMPOSIUMSeptember 5-8
With an estimated quarter of the world’s undiscovered energy resources and one of the most...
EXHIBIT OVERVIEWOn view May 18 through Sept. 9, the Anchorage Museum's new exhibition, True North: Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North, portrays a North that is complex and in transition. The exhibition features nearly 80 photographs, films and multi-media installations by 39 artists from Iceland, Scandinavia, Canada and the United States, including many Alaskans.
EVENTSTRUE NORTH ARTISTS' TALK
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Free
Four international artists represented in True North introduce their work and discuss the exhibition:
ARTISTSThe True North exhibition features local, national and worldwide artists.
SOLAR KITCHENIn this pop-up restaurant, food is cooked purely by solar energy. Finnish food visionary Antto Melasniemi leads the endeavor, which...