The Anchorage Museum resides in a North that is pivotal to the world — not a frontier, but a horizon. Poised in the North and at the edge of the Arctic, the Anchorage Museum is the venue for sparking ideas, active investigation and dialogue.
We invite images, ideas, words and inventions as well as survival manuals and proposals for constructions and installations—all for future readiness, whether practical, imaginative or speculative.
Artists, mothers, scientists and makers included in this exhibition testify to the vital role that both Indigenous and newcomer women have held, and continue to hold, in Northern communities. Women’s voices and visions provide rich ground for imagining a future guided by principles of gender equity, sustainability and strength.
Featuring work from artists of Alaska and other parts of the US, Russia, Canada, and Scandinavia, Listen Up provides audiences a listening experience and a survey of sound art today.
In a time when we are physically distanced in new ways, we invite teens aged 12-19, in both Alaska and Tasmania, to submit videos, photos, audio interviews, portraits, illustrations, animations, poems, maps, favorite spaces, and other portrayals of their places.
Anchorage Design Week is an annual forum to gather creative minds, promote and provoke design, collaborate, and to imagine the future of our city and the landscapes and lifeways of Northern regions.
We know that the Northern environment is compelling and that the museum has a key role to play in highlighting the compelling voices and places of the North, through convening people and curating conversations.
Learn traditional skills, along with their history and modern contexts, in this series of five classes for the urban homesteader.
Forty years after hip-hop culture was born in the South Bronx district of New York City, its foundational creative forms, or “four elements,” are taking on new life with Indigenous artists of the Circumpolar North.
Examine and celebrate the ideas and values around “wilderness” and how Anchorage and Alaska culture is shaped by its physical environment.
Seattle artist John Grade explores sculptural forms that suggest floats. Glass fishing floats have been making their way to the Alaska Arctic coast from Asia on ocean currents for the past century.
The Anchorage Museum is a founding member of the Northern Art Network. The Network is an association of museums and cultural institutions throughout the Circumpolar North.
New downtown design district envisions vitality, diversity and collaboration
Polar Lab: Collective is a program for emerging Alaska Native artists to study the collections of the Anchorage Museum and the objects in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center's Living Our Cultures exhibition.
The Anchorage Museum hosts conversations on issues important to the contemporary and future Circumpolar North as part of our Think Up Here series.