Media Contacts

Zakiya McCummings
Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Leroy Polk
Public Relations & Digital Engagement Manager

Hank Davis
Communications Manager

Programs & Exhibitions

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Filming Guidelines +
Request Form

Filming at the Anchorage Museum is a courtesy that may be extended to projects that contribute to the museum’s mission. These may include educational documentaries, news crews and news productions, or projects that feature or promote the Anchorage Museum and are reviewed and approved by the Marketing and Public Relations or Facility Rental Department.

Due to limited resources, commercial filming requests are not a museum priority. Commercial projects include advertising for a third-party product, annual report for a third-party company, movie productions, television productions, etc.

B-roll of the museum is available to qualified members of the media.

Visit the museum Filming Guidelines & Requests Form for more information.

News Updates

SEPT / OcT News

Winter Season Hours begin Oct. 1

The Anchorage Museum switches to winter season hours Oct. 1, when hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours through 9 p.m. Fridays; Noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays through April. Admission is free on the first Friday of the month all year.


September Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Jill Kaasteen

Join us in September as we share the work of virtual artist-in-residence Jill Kaasteen. Keep an eye out on social media and our blog for weekly blog posts and an Artist Q&A at the end of the month.


New Member Orientation

Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Meet in Museum Lobby

Join Member Engagement Manager Leah Blair to learn more about the benefits of being an Anchorage Museum member. Get an overview of the Museum, learn about the online calendar, sign in procedures, upcoming events, and more. Free. Open to all membership levels.


Teen Climate Communicators

4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 21 – Dec. 14, Seed Lab, 111 W. 6th Ave, Anchorage

The Anchorage Museum is seeking students grades 9-12 interested in climate change to join the museum’s Teen Climate Communicators. This fall, students are invited to learn and talk about sound and soundscapes and how they affect and connect us to the natural environment. Students will learn through history, science and culture how climate change affects the environmental sounds of Alaska. Applications for Fall 2022 close Sept. 14.


Museum Activity Boxes: Community Supported Education Boxes

On sale through Sept. 30

With the museum's Community Supported Education activity boxes, you can bring home hours of hands-on and virtual STEAM activities for toddlers and youth. Each specially curated activity box includes engaging resources and activities that allow you to create an Anchorage Museum experience in your home. Explore themes related to Alaska and the North through hands-on making, experiments, community profiles, and readings. Available for toddler (2-6) or youth (10-14) age groups.

The fall activity box theme is water and how it supports Alaska landscapes and life. Sign up for your box by Sept. 30; Details on pickup dates and locations included in confirmation email upon registration. $25 per box, members get a 10% discount. For more information, contact Daniel Chou at

Pick Up Dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 14
  • Saturday, Oct. 15


Pass the Mic: Opening Celebration

6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Level 3 galleries

Celebrate contemporary Alaska music and sound art on the opening night of Pass the Mic. Original vocalist and guitarist Witty Youngman opens the evening followed by Alaska singer-songwriter Mossy Kilcher. Included with admission.

Witty Youngman is a vocalist and guitarist who has been performing original music since 2012. Born and raised in Arizona, she is currently based in Anchorage, Alaska, and is a descendant of the King Island Inupiat and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Dakota tribe. Kilcher is the 80-year-old aunt of Jewel and will share inspiring stories and song in two short sets throughout the night.


An Evening with Joy Harjo

6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Auditorium

Join performer, musician, and writer Joy Harjo for a special evening of poetry and music in conjunction with the exhibition Pass the Mic and Indigenous Peoples' Day. As a member of the Muscogee Nation, Harjo is the first Native American to hold the position of US Poet Laureate, appointed 2019-2022. Her recent work and activism poetry anthology "When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through," contains poetry from more than 160 poets representing nearly 100 Indigenous nations, including voices from Alaska.

The event will be livestreamed via Crowdcast for free and made available for one month for online registrants. Space is limited; Registration required. $10 General admission for limited seating. Tickets go on sale Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Doors open 6 p.m. for general seating.

In the News

AUG 2022

ALASKA'S NEWS SOURCE (KTUU): Artists paint murals in downtown Anchorage to honor Alaska Native culture

Anchorage Daily NEws: New downtown Anchorage mural puts Alaska’s Indigenous cultures front and center


JULY 2022

ANCHORAGE Daily News: Chaos for homeless ripples into downtown Anchorage, where ambassadors guard a fragile recovery

ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA: State of Art: Learn to tell your story with Anchorage-born author Patrice Gopo


JUNE 2022

LONELY PLANET: These top summer itineraries for Alaska take you to the edge of the map

KTUU: Anchorage photographer shares ‘The Place I Call Home’ in exhibit featured at Anchorage Museum


MAY 2022

KTUU: Mountain View Elementary students experience first field trip in 2 years

Anchorage Daily News: Acts of kindness multiply: The story from one Midtown Anchorage drive-thru

Anchorage Daily News: A year’s supply of rice and 15 mustards: Alaskans’ overstocked pantry shelves tell the story of anxious years


APRIL 2022

Hyperallergic: The Anchorage Museum Asks: Can Pandemic Storytelling Help Heal Divided Communities?

Anchorage Daily News: Alaska Native fashion designers and models take the spotlight in Anchorage Museum show


MARCH 2022

ALASKA'S NEWS SOURCE (KTUU): More than 100 Afghan refugees have resettled in Anchorage

Anchorage Daily News: How have the last two years changed you? Dozens of interviews in Anchorage show we have more in common than we might think.

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE: Intergenerational Creativity and Learning through Indigenous Comic Art