Current
Exhibits

Museum
Today

Supervolcanoes

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Cosmic Colors

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

11:30 a.m. Saturday

River of Bears

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

10/1/2015 - 2/28/2016

Times vary

Living in the Age of Airplanes

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Bank of America: Museums on Us

2/6/2016

All day Saturday, Feb. 6

Cabin Fever Pop-Up Film Series

2/6/2016

7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6

Blink

1/2/2016 - 2/27/2016

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 2-Feb. 27

Alaska Brain Bee

2/6/2016

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6

61° Workshop

2/6/2016

1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

2/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

The Cowboy Astronomer

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

10:30 a.m. Saturday

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Aurora Storm

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Sat, Feb 06, 2016

OPEN 10 a.m.‑6 p.m.

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Polar
Lab

Polar Lab

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Today's artists, scientists, explorers and inhabitants are questioning the future of the landscape.

Enter the Lab

Portraits of Place: The Arctic in Photographs

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The predominant stereotype of the Arctic is that it is a place untouched. Portraits of Place breaks open the idea of a pristine landscape and replaces it with a North that is both inhabited and complex. Within this context, the artists in this exhibition examine the Arctic through contemporary photography that conveys a sense of place through human impact and lifeways.

Curated Conversations

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While we curate objects, we also believe in creating opportunities for discussion as a way to bring people together and build community. Our Curated Conversations program explores issues facing the North that have global impact.

Winter Up Here

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Inspired by the cabin culture of the Circumpolar North, the Anchorage Museum is working with designer Chad Taylor to bring Arctic and Nordic sensibilities inside to transform the atrium into a Northern habitat that celebrates winter.

News

You Help Us Tell the True Story of the North

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Contributions from members and donors like you, combined with corporate and foundation grants, are providing the support needed to grow the museum’s Polar Lab programs. Your support has already funded Polar Lab artist residencies, major exhibitions about the Arctic (including Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage and On Ice) and the development of public programs like the Cabin Fever film series.

Kill the Indian, Save the Man

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Adaptation and resistance, exaggeration and lies, dreams and memories are recurring themes in Nicholas Galanin’s work. He draws upon a wide range of Indigenous technologies and global materials when exploring ideas through his art.

Grants in Action

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The museum is pleased to partner with the Surdna Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town program to develop programs with Indigenous and other community curators that consider rich cultural perspectives and the distinct qualities of Alaska’s place in the world.

Curated Conversations

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While we curate objects, we also believe in creating opportunities for discussion as a way to bring people together and build community. Our Curated Conversations program explores issues facing the North that have global impact.

Our contemporary role is to curate conversations

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As the Arctic increasingly enters the spotlight of global political, scientific and economic activity and innovation, many people across the world see Alaska as a vital and connected space. We involve many communities as we examine how the North is similar to and different from other parts of the globe. In Anchorage, multiple cultures define the city. Alaska is a place of strong Indigenous and immigrant cultures – a rich cultural landscape.

Indigenous artists and curators attend Arctic Frontiers conference in Norway

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The Anchorage Museum's Curated Conversations travels to Tromsø, Norway, in January for a presentation during the Arctic Frontiers Conference, in collaboration with colleagues from the Art Museum of Northern Norway. In the fall, Curated Conversations will also travel to Canada, hosted by the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse.

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