Creatively reflecting a sustainable and equitable North, the Anchorage Museum focuses on people, place, planet, and potential. The museum sits on the traditional homeland of the Dena’ina Eklutna.
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.
We are not able to accommodate commercial filming requests at the museum at this time. 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.
On view through Spring 2023, Museum Lawn, satellite locations through Alaska
Water Moves Life, a multi-site-specific series of outdoor installations by artists Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson.
In these installations, bronze forms replicate mass-produced plastic jugs, which the artists see as both mundane products of global capitalism and tools for survival amidst climate change. As the latter, these forms symbolize containers for carrying life-sustaining clean water to people in need: migrants making dangerous journeys, those displaced by climate disasters, or refugees fleeing political unrest.
By casting such utilitarian objects in bronze, a material traditionally used to fabricate large-scale monuments, the artists create vessels that prompt viewers to consider the precariousness of life and the legacy now being created for future generations.
Layers of sound juxtaposing flowing water with man-made sounds of surveillance and control emphasize the ways humans have disconnected themselves from the laws of the natural world. They serve as a reminder that all life follows water: it flows freely and cannot be easily contained.
The Anchorage Museum lawn installations will be on view through Spring 2023 with additional installations at Cuddy Family Park in midtown Anchorage and Alaska State Museum in Juneau displayed through this fall.
Water Moves Life is part of a broad creative outreach project developed as a series of temporary installations highlighting work of contemporary Alaska artists and featuring durable artworks placed in public spaces in Alaska that are accessible and populated.
This project is made possible, in part, with support from the Visionary Initiatives in Art (VIA) Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Join us in July as we share the work of virtual artist-in-residence Indra Arriaga Delgado, a Mexican artist, writer, and researcher working in Alaska. Indra’s artwork has shown internationally in Germany, Oman, Bulgaria, France and Armenia. In addition to her work in the visual arts, Indra works as an independent consultant doing economic and social research statewide and internationally, and as freelance writer. 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. This residency was made possible by the Art Bridges Foundation.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays in July, Front Lawn
Gather on the Anchorage Museum lawn for a free outdoor concert. Spread out on the grass and enjoy the music of celebrated musicians in this summer concert series in partnership between Anchorage Downtown Partnership, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and the Anchorage Museum.
Start your evening with the early concert on the museum Lawn and move to Town Square Park for a second set with a different artist. Bring carry-out from your favorite local restaurant and enjoy an evening in downtown Anchorage through music. Rain or shine; bring your own chair or blanket. Free.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June-Aug, Front Lawn
Join us for live music and family activities on the museum lawn. Included are food trucks, science activities, community conversations and family-friendly games. Weekly activities vary. Brown bag it or buy lunch from a local food truck. Free. Note: if it rains, music and activities will move indoors, where museum admission applies.
Join us in August as we share the work of virtual artist-in-residence Erin Ggaadimits Ivalu Gingrich. Gingrich is an Iñupiaq and Athabascan carver, painter, beadworker, photographer and designer. She creates carved, painted, and beaded sculpture and mask forms, and designs modern Alaska Native snowshirts (kuspuks). 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. This residency was made possible by the Art Bridges Foundation.
Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; drop off as early as 8 a.m. and pick up as late as 4 p.m.
Get inventive with a week of art and making. Create with innovative and unusual materials and learn new skills with some of CoLab’s most popular activities, including making pom pom animals. $300, members receive a 10% discount. The Anchorage Museum follows all current CDC guidelines. Capacity is limited. Best for kids aged 7-8.