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53 ways to enjoy the Anchorage Museum this summer

July 18 marks the Anchorage Museum’s 53rd anniversary. Here are 53 ways to commemorate this milestone with us.

  1. Hear music on the lawn during the Downtown Summer Concert Series

  2. Throw a private Planetarium party for you and your family

  3. Visit the exhibition Extra Tough: Women of the North

  4. Meet a friend for coffee in the museum atrium

  5. Stroll the winding pathway along the museum common

  6. See an actual piece of the moon in the Discovery Center

  7. Shop for art in the Anchorage Museum Store

  8. Visit the Ron Senungetuk Retrospective exhibition

  9. Watch videos of ship voyages to Antarctica in the Circumpolar Cinema theatre space

  10. Listen to an Alaska soundscape in the Listen Up: Northern Soundscapes exhibition

  11. Challenge your culinary creativity with kale in a new Urban Harvest workshop

  12. See the Smithsonian’s Alaska Collection

  13. Journey to Alaska’s remote wild places without going outside

  14. Sit in an affirmation chair and hear wisdom imparted from Alaska women

  15. Pore over photo albums with images of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Atwood Resource Center

  16. Take a bike tour through the Black history of Mountain View

  17. Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake in the Alaska Exhibition

  18. Tour the public art installed on the museum grounds

  19. See Denali Park through images developed on site in the back of a camper van

  20. Learn to how to make reusable bags that are better for the environment

  21. See some cool downtown murals

  22. View a photographic exhibition of female Alaska pilots and hunters

  23. Learn to make art from foraged plants

  24. Learn from Arctic Remix how Indigenous technologies have impacted modern-day design and innovation

  25. Upcycle used furniture in a free SEED Lab workshop

  26. Download an Arctic virtual reality experience

  27. Visit the museum on the first weekend of the month for free with your Bank of America card

  28. View the unlikely beauty of frozen laundry in the Arctic through photographs

  29. Learn about doomsday asteroids and hear the latest space news.

  30. Take a moment to acknowledge the Indigenous people of the land you live on.

  31. See what ideas artists and critical thinkers have proposed for life in the future.

  32. Listen to a Chattermarks podcast about life in the Circumpolar North.

  33. Access dozens of Anchorage Museum resources without ever leaving home.

  34. Hear first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be a student refugee in Alaska.

  35. Learn how wildfires shape our landscape while creating art using charcoal with your family.

  36. Come work at the Anchorage Museum – view job opportunities here

  37. Hear live experimental music inspired by the Alaska landscape.

  38. Make art at home with us

  39. See how artist Mary Mattingly examines ideas of shelter in the future through wearable technology.

  40. Take a bike tour of local architecture.

  41. Create designs and print images using the Sun.

  42. View some of the finest Alaska contemporary art in the Art of the North galleries

  43. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Anchorage’s history through archival photographs

  44. Visit with virtual artist-in-residence Ellie Schmidt

  45. Give yourself free museum admission for one year by becoming a museum member

  46. View the Anchorage Museum’s online collection

  47. Get a sneak peek of upcoming programs and exhibitions by signing up for our e-newsletter

  48. Snag a National Parks coloring book (fun for adults, too) from the Anchorage Museum Store

  49. Bookmark this page for an early look at Anchorage Design Week 2021 as its schedule develops

  50. Did you miss All Alaska Biennial 2020 exhibition? Take a virtual tour here.

  51. Learn more about SEED Lab, our project supporting creative responses to climate change and possible futures for Alaska

  52. View projects and art by artists-in-residence

  53. See how we’re involving teens as the next generation of creative community problem solvers


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