Alaska Exhibition

The new Alaska exhibition tells the story of Alaska through multiple voices and perspectives reflecting the ingenuity, technology, ways of knowing and intimate understanding of the landscape that have allowed people to survive and thrive across the North.

Art of the North

The Art of the North galleries in the museum’s new wing present the museum’s art collection from the perspectives of American art and an international North.

Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

Be prepared to look at the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of a walrus-and ammonite-obsessed scientist and an artist with a fondness for cheeseburgers, ratfish and trilobites – in this exhibition on Alaska fossils.

Murmur: Arctic Realities

Seattle-based artist John Grade will provide a preview of Murmur, an installation that combines kinetic sculpture with a mixed-reality holographic experience, placing visitors within an Arctic landscape.

Sun Boxes installation

Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation.

Ephemeral State

Ephemeral State is an art project that seeks to capture the elusive qualities of water in its three physical states - liquid, solid and gas - within the Alaska environment.

Neighbors: Portraits by John Raymond Mireles

In 2017, Mireles photographed people of Anchorage in neighborhoods throughout the city. This exhibition includes images from that project.

Points of View: Perseverance

Perseverance, an unconventional conceptual installation curated by artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs, is a personal exploration of the transformative power of utilitarian objects.


Video installation by Finnish Sami photographer Marja Helander playfully illustrates the contrast between modern culture and Sami heritage.

TERRA installation

Using off-the-shelf technology to deliver content is a new strategy for the museum. Its accessibility is what makes it exciting to museum curators. This project serves as an entry point for conversation, meditation, exploration, education and awareness of the Arctic.