Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska

Features more than 600 objects from the Smithsonian's collections that were selected and interpreted with help from Alaska Native advisers.

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.

Branding Anchorage

Welcome to Our North is an exploration of a “brand” for Anchorage that is based upon quality of life, inclusiveness, a distinct urban culture, resilient attitude and celebration of nature. It reflects people sharing the experience of the 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.

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.

The Art of Fandom

This all-ages exhibition explores the things people like in our mass and global culture through collectables, contemporary art and fandom sub-culture.

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.

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.

Northern Life: Roots of Change

One hundred historical photographs from the museum’s collection highlighting life in the North.