Inheritance: Makers. Memory. Myth.

Amy Meissner's textile art combines traditional handwork and contemporary imagery to explore memory, fragility and the literal, physical and emotional work of women.


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.

Maktak and Gasoline: The People of Point Hope

This exhibition highlights the community of Point Hope, a small Iñupiaq village in northwest Alaska, as revealed through the photography by Ellis Doeven. It presents a portrait of the area and its people amid a push-pull among cultures and eras.

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.

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.

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.