A preview of paintings from the museum’s collection is on view in the Northern Narratives East Gallery on the second floor, located adjacent to the future Alaska exhibition that will open to the public Sept. 15. Several of these paintings will be part of the new Rasmuson Wing’s Art of the North Galleries, also slated to open Sept. 15. Works by Thomas Hill, Fred Machetanz, Eunice Ziegler, Rockwell Kent and Sydney Laurence are among the paintings in this preview exhibition. The Northern Narratives East Gallery is a new gallery space that will highlight ideas and exhibitions that examine Alaska and the North, complementing and exploring subjects that are part of the new Alaska exhibition.