Artists, mothers, scientists and makers included in this exhibition testify to the vital role that both Indigenous and newcomer women have held, and continue to hold, in Northern communities. Women’s voices and visions provide rich ground for imagining a future guided by principles of gender equity, sustainability and strength.
A virtual exhibition by artist Mary Mattingly, that proposes a mobile and wearable future through ideas of shelter. Based on an assumption that more people will lack access to basic resources, the Wearable Homes project proposes both an absurd dystopic commentary about what consumption could look like, but also possible solutions.
Temporary installations throughout Anchorage, posing questions about and connecting us to the natural world. Shelters are located on the Anchorage Museum lawn, the 5th Avenue parking garage roof, SEED Lab parking lot, Chanstnu Muldoon Park, The Gardens at Bragaw, and Kiwanis Fish Creek Park through November and feature images by multiple artists examining the Northern landscape. The installations will be in place through November 2020.
Can design help combat homelessness? With evictions a serious issue nationally and extreme weather events displacing thousands, houselessness is one of society’s biggest challenges. Through the project Houseless, the Anchorage Museum invites visitors to consider ways design can contribute to solutions.
The Unsettled exhibition includes 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area stretching from Alaska to Patagonia and from Australia to the American West. Works included span 2,000 years, ranging from Pre-Columbian to modern and contemporary art.
Camouflage: In Plain Sight expands beyond the familiar associations of camouflage to explore how we work to be seen and unseen. Through the lenses of natural history, military history, art, design, technology, fashion and popular culture, Camouflage highlights the contrast between the functional and cultural.
Much of the oceans' trash is swirling in one of five gyres, which are large systems of rotating ocean currents. Similar accumulations of human debris exist in every ocean. The world shrinks as we all become connected through our litter, yet somehow we are still severed from the problem we've created. Garbage is killing the very life that depends on the ocean as a source of food and habitat. Now, in one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, a unique scientific expedition and art exhibition brings the problem into perspective.
Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living, curated by the Anchorage Museum, will be the first comprehensive exhibition about Dena’ina Athabascan people. This exhibition, opening in fall 2013, will feature about 200 Dena’ina objects from museums across the globe, including caribou skin clothing adorned with fine quill work, puffin beak rattles and birch bark cradles. Dena’ina history and culture will come to life through art, music, storytelling, re-created settings and hands-on activities.