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First Friday

The first Friday of each month enjoy free general admission from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as gallery talks by noted artists. Grab a cocktail at Muse and soak in some live, local music.
First Friday
6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy lectures about Mexican art and Alaska’s desert, Mystery Photo Night, the opening of Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park as well as free admission to the museum’s galleries. Free

Lecture: Arctic Desert
7 p.m.
Yes, Alaska really has a desert. Hydrogeologist Cynthia Dinwiddie discusses the desert above the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Kobuk Valley National Park, one of the country’s least-visited national parks. She explains why she conducts Mars-related research at the Kobuk sand dunes, and what that research tells us about the Martian environment. Dinwiddie works at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Arctic Desert. Free

Artist Talk: Alex Dorfsman
8 p.m.
Mexican artist Alex Dorfsman works with photography and video, focusing on the contrasts between nature and the artificial construction of it. Dorfsman is traveling through Alaska for his ongoing photographic project “Archipelago.” Presented in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico. Free

Museum Shop Sale
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
5/2/2014 - 5/4/2014
Find great deals on educational toys, museum logo apparel, books, Alaska Native art, Mother’s Day gifts inspired by the museum collection and more at the Anchorage Museum Shop’s three-day sale. Selected items are discounted at least 40 percent. Members enjoy an additional savings of 10 percent off, and sustaining members receive an additional 15 percent off already discounted items.

Mystery Photo Night
6 to 8 p.m.
Take a trip down memory lane and contribute to Alaska’s historical record. The Anchorage Museum needs assistance identifying mystery images in its historical photography collection. See if you can help identify the people and places in these archival images. The selection includes hundreds of photos taken in the Anchorage area and in Alaska villages from 1900-90. Free

First Friday at the Anchorage Museum
6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy admission to the museum’s galleries. Free