Wed, May 06, 2015
Today's artists, scientists, explorers and inhabitants are questioning the future of the landscape.
With a nod to Anchorage’s beginnings as a tent city for railroad workers on Ship Creek, Alaska artist and photographer Michael Conti transforms a canvas tent into a camera obscura within the museum.
Featuring topic experts from Alaska and beyond, the Think Up Here conversation series explores a wide range of current and emerging issues in art, culture, science, politics, literature and social action.
The museum is working with artists on a series of “interventions” through which artists respond to museum exhibitions, content and spaces with temporary installations and performances.
Cook Inlet beluga whales are an endangered population with less than 350 known individuals left. This topic will be the artistic and scientific focus of a collective film project of the Anchorage Museum and the Spirit of Youth’s Alaska Teen Media Institute.
May is an important month for many Alaskans. Summer seems possible, the school year ends, and people prepare to greet visitors or to head outdoors themselves.
Last year the museum began to develop a strategic plan that would guide our vision and operations through 2020. The process was inclusive and rigorous, involving staff, volunteers, members and community.
Beginning in March, the Anchorage Museum becomes home to one of only a few Spark!Labs outside the Smithsonian in Washington, DC...
As we open the exhibition Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage, we look at how the challenges of navigating arctic sea ice effectively ended Cook’s quest for the Northwest Passage.
Long considered a footnote in Arctic exploration...