Current
Exhibits

Museum
Today

Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

5/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

Times vary

Summer Tours

5/16/2015 - 9/7/2015

11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. daily

61° Workshop: Blink

9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Sept 1-30

Exploring New Horizons

9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

4 p.m. daily

Living in the Age of Airplanes

9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

5 p.m. daily

Tue, Sep 01, 2015

OPEN 9 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

Urban Interventions: Tupik Mi

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Facial and hand tattooing was common throughout the Arctic until the turn of the 20th century, before contact with missionaries whose influence discouraged the practice. A small but growing number of indigenous people from Greenland to Alaska have begun  to re-evaluate traditional tattooing as a method for healing identity and reclaiming history.

Artist-in-Residence Derek Coté

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Derek Coté, a Canadian-born, Detroit-based artist, is experimenting with the creation and synthesis of image and sound.

Urban Interventions: Skate Art

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The Urban Interventions series of Polar Lab motivates and empowers youth through creative, healthy expression. The first program in this series, Skate Art, brings New York-based skateboarder Jim Murphy to the museum.

News

Live stream of Picture the Arctic 9 to 11 a.m. Alaska Time, Tuesday, Sept. 1

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In this event for university students and high school seniors, a panel of dynamic Arctic and visual storytelling professionals discuss how youth can use film, photography and video games to convey their perspectives on climate change. Youth from Norway and Minnesota will participate via live stream.

Message from Anchorage Museum Director and CEO Julie Decker - September 2015

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The museum received an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts this month, presenting us with an exciting opportunity to work further with the community of Anchorage, indigenous leaders, the creative sector, and our city’s many and diverse neighborhoods.

Check out our new look

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The museum is dynamic — constantly changing to meet the needs of our members and reflect the character of our local and global communities. We are a focal point for the North in Alaska and for Alaska in the world.

Live stream of Curated Conversations

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A diverse group of artists responds to these challenges by formulating critiques of global capitalism, imagining exit strategies and creative disruptions to the commodification process, and combatting the persistence of stereotype in commodity culture. Artists participating in this conversation include: Jessie Kleemann, Nicholas Galanin and Charlene Teters.

Shop Artist Profile: Susan Serna

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Susan Serna’s metal jewelry was a popular staple in the Anchorage Museum Shop for years. When physical demands forced her to change mediums, she transitioned to photography, a longtime hobby of hers. Cards in her raven series provide a contemporary, urban interpretation of this iconic bird. Her landscapes explore the natural beauty around Alaska.

Anchorage Museum hosts Arctic programming during President Obama’s visit to Alaska

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The Anchorage Museum is co-hosting events in collaboration with the upcoming GLACIER Conference, an event hosted in Anchorage Aug. 30-31 by U.S. Department of State and the Secretary of State John Kerry to broaden awareness of critical issues the international community faces in the Arctic.

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