Current
Exhibits

Museum
Today

Conservator's Corner

1/2/2016 - 6/29/2016

2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 6-June 29

Supervolcanoes

1/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

10/1/2015 - 2/28/2016

Times vary

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

2/2/2016 - 2/28/2016

4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Wed, Feb 10, 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

New Wing slated to open in 2017

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The Anchorage Museum will add approximately 25,000 square feet to its existing building to create more exhibition space for its permanent art collection and art mission in an expansion slated for completion in 2017.

Your donation ensures our future

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Thanks to generous museum supporters, the Anchorage Museum Foundation endowment’s net assets have grown to more than $30 million – ensuring the museum can continue to serve the people of Alaska and visitors from around the world for generations to come.

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.

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