May 05, 2015
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. These interventions provide new ways of looking at history, science, landscapes, artifacts and the North.
The intent is to encourage dialogue and create opportunities for awareness and understanding. The interventions may inspire an alternative relationship with the museum’s collections. They may provide new layers of meaning and interpretation. They may uncover the many ways objects tell stories about our personal or shared experiences.
Visit often and experience the museum in new ways this summer. Interventions by artists Chad Taylor (Friday, May 1), Da-ka-xeen Mehner (Friday, June 5), Allison Warden (June 16 through 19) and Jimmy Riordan (beginning in June) will question, challenge, celebrate and perhaps change the way you engage with the museum, think about culture and identity, and see Alaska and the North.