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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.

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.

News Updates


Water Moves Life
outdoor installation series now on view

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.


July Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Indra Arriaga Delgado

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.  


Anchorage Summer Arts in the Park Concert Series

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.


Lunch on the Lawn

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.


August Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Erin Ggaadimits Ivalu Gingrich

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. 


Summer in CoLab: Art and Making

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.

In the News

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



ALASKA'S NEWS SOURCE (KTUU): ‘This is just the beginning’: Highlighting Black lives in Alaska exhibit before it leaves the Anchorage Museum

Anchorage Daily News: Alaska’s Black communities, past and present, celebrated with exhibit and business expo at Anchorage Museum



ANCHORAGE PRESS: Need a New Alaska Winter Hobby? Try Stargazing

ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA: Ed Rasmuson remembered for putting Alaska ahead of politics



Smithsonian Magazine: Museum Mentors Enable a Future-Ready Generation of Young Environmental Leaders