About Exhibitions and Programs at the Anchorage Museum
The works the Anchorage Museum exhibits or presents may awe, illuminate, challenge, unsettle, confound, and provoke. To present a work of art or idea for discussion is not to endorse the work or the vision, ideas, and opinions of the artist or presenter, but rather to uphold the right of all to experience diverse visions and views. The Anchorage Museum welcomes public discussion and debate as integral to the exchange of ideas and the sharing of perspectives.
A particular work is often perceived in different ways by different people. These moments can be a catalyst for discussing topical subjects; images can be openings for thought or discussion about personal values, art or whatever connotations it raises for an individual.
By bringing people together in ways that build bridges within and across communities, museums have the ability to strive towards supporting our living culture in making room for deep personal reflections, public dialogue and human action. Artworks, history, science, storytelling, shared spaces, and more can help provide the spark for these processes.
Our goal is to facilitate exploration and meaning-making, from many different perspectives.
A note on terminology and spelling:
The Anchorage Museum uses currently accepted terms for Alaska’s Indigenous culture groups. Recognizing that culture is not static and respecting that there are regional and generational variations in spelling and preferred terms, the Museum strives to be inclusive of self-identification. As such, terminology and spelling within Anchorage Museum text may vary due to preferred independent standards.