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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

NOV / DEC News


Polar Nights – Friday After Hours

Launch your fall and winter weekends at the museum with after-hours Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. October through April. Join us First Fridays for free admission 6 to 9 p.m. with open galleries, after-hours programming, live music, and wine and small bites served in Muse by Crush Bistro. Full-price after-hours admission the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month.


First Friday @ Seed Lab: Zine Fair and Swap

6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, Seed Lab, 111 W. 6th Ave, Anchorage

If you love zines, books and all types of printed media, join us at Seed Lab for a First Friday zine fair, organized by Tent City Press. Talk to independent artists, print-makers and community members and peruse original zines and small artworks for sale. Bring your own zines to swap Alaska creatives at the community swap table. Free; some makers will have zines for sale. To participate as a maker, contact Bryce at


Up Next: Not Your Typical Gala

VIP reception at 6 p.m; General admission at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Anchorage Museum

Join us for a special event unlike anything you've experienced before at the Anchorage Museum. The museum's main fundraising event, Up Next is social, sonic and curated especially for music lovers. Best of all, it happens in in the museum's immersive Pass the Mic exhibition.

Sets include Byron Nicholai, a Yup’ik musician whose style ventures into Yup’ik rap, hip hop and R&B; and Pipeline Vocal Project, an Alaska vocal trio whose acapella tunes will have you dancing along. Additionally, we’ll have performances by Emma Hill, Flowzone, and more. Silent auction packages include gift cards to local restaurants, tickets to exclusive performances around in Anchorage in 2023, music lessons, private museum and planetarium showings, and more.

Single tickets are $100 and include event access and one drink ticket. VIP passes are $250 and include a pre-event reception, event access, two drink tickets, karaoke room access, parking in the museum's heated underground parking garage. Corporate 8-packs available (call 907-929-9226 to reserve tickets). Get tickets at Event proceeds support Anchorage Museum programs and exhibitions.


Holiday Craft Weekend: Crafted in Alaska

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 25 & 26, Atrium

Shop a curated mix of dozens of handmade products including jewelry, textile and fabric art, pottery, printed designs and more. Buy direct from Alaska's vibrant community of makers, designers, and artists. Festive music and décor add to the atmosphere. A portion of the proceeds support Anchorage Museum programs and exhibitions. Members get 10% on all purchases. Free admission both days.


Virtual Artist-in-Residence: David Brame

Noon. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Online via Facebook Live

Join us for a live demo and Q&A with virtual artist-in-residence David Brame. Audience questions and interaction are encouraged. To attend, RSVP on the Anchorage Museum's Facebook page. Brame will answer questions about his art-making practice and demonstrate drawing techniques.

David Brame is proudly Black, an afrofuturist and scholar. His most recent scholarly creative accomplishments for 2019 and 2020 include “Sanford Biggers: CODESWITCH” in collaboration with Professor John Jennings, The Bronx Museum and produced by Yale University Press. His scholarly work geared towards Black youth is called “The Struggle,” produced by Minnesota Press. He has a forthcoming graphic novel “After the Rain.” It is a short story written by Nnedi Okorafor and adapted by Professor John Jennings. His comic work explores issues of race and identity in the context of the American South, Black Gothica, mysticism and the African diaspora.


Film: “Exposing Muybridge”

7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, Auditorium

Join director Marc Schaffer for a screening and discussion of his 2021 film “Exposing Muybridge.” “Exposing Muybridge” tells the story of trailblazing 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who changed the world with his camera. Muybridge set the course for the development of cinema when he became the first photographer to capture something moving faster than the human eye can see – Leland Stanford's galloping horses. He also produced a sprawling landscape catalog, ranging from Alaska to Central America, Utah to California. Sponsored by the Atwood Association, UAA and AHNC. Free.

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