Expansion
Includes

Four art galleries
Informal gallery/
event space
Discovery Center
space
Administrative
offices

Construction
Timeline

February 2016 – September 2017.

Schedule and traffic impact.

A Northern
Focus

This expansion is about more than bringing works from the collection out on public view. It’s also about creating a compelling narrative for the North through the lens of art and furthering the museum’s mission of expanding perceptions of the North, its landscape and cultures.

An Expanded
Museum Will

Provide greater public access to the museum’s art collection

Create dedicated physical space for each arm of the museum’s mission — art, history, science, culture

Tell the story of the North and Alaska through art that depicts its landscape and people

Create positive, engaging and relevant museum experiences

Help museum visitors understand Alaska and the North through a variety of experiences

Connect people, expand perspectives, and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment

Project
Perspectives

Project
Partners

The $24 million expansion is funded entirely by private dollars, including $12 million gifts from both the Rasmuson family and the Rasmuson Foundation.



Architect

McCool Carlson, Architects
(Anchorage)

General Contractor

Davis Constructors
(Anchorage)