New Wing & Art of the North Galleries
The ANCHORAGE MUSEUM is EXPANDING TO THE NORTH
with the addition of 25,000 SQUARE FEET of new gallery space for
the museum’s art collection and exploration of art of the North.
February 2016 ────────────── TIMELINE ────────────── September 2017
February 2016 – September 2017.
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.
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
The $24 million expansion is funded entirely by private dollars, including $12 million gifts from both the Rasmuson family and the Rasmuson Foundation.
Get more information on the expansion,
along with the latest on the museum’s exhibitions and events