About Our Major Projects

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.


See Us. Know Us.

This short documentary film reflects an ongoing mission to increase access and the inclusion of marginalized communities within the Anchorage Museum’s archives, by preserving their stories, culture, and history.

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Anchorage Design Week 2023

The Anchorage Design Week is an annual forum to gather creative minds to promote design and image the future of our city and the North.

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Museum After Dark

This winter event series offers live music, fun activities, and cool cocktails for adults, 21 & up. We’re offering special experiences you can only get at the Anchorage Museum.

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Chatter Marks Podcast + Journal

Chatter Marks is a print and digital journal, article series and podcast dedicated to creative and critical thinking about the Circumpolar North.

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In Residence

The Anchorage Museum hosts artists, scholars, interns, fellows, and others in residence at the museum or in Alaska and the North.

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Sound Library

Searchable soundscape library with thousands of hours of recorded sounds from across the state of Alaska.

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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.

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Neighbors: Stories from Anchorage's Pandemic Years

Neighbors is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Daily News to collect and reflect the experiences of Anchorage residents during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Listen Up

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.

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Tool Library

The Tool Library at Seed Lab is a community resource dedicated to enriching the existing community through sustainability and resource sharing. The Seed Lab strives to benefit the community through providing quality tools in this Tool Library accessible to everyone.

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Mural Projects

The Anchorage Museum collaborates with community partners to install mural art in public spaces.

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Inuit Futurism Center

The Inuit Futurism Center is a project by Allison Akootchook Warden, as well as a space and installation in the Museum’s Seed Lab.

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North x North 2022

North x North is an annual program of the Anchorage Museum that celebrates creativity and innovation across Alaska and the North, convening people worldwide for discussions about the potential of place, people and planet.

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Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement recognizing the Indigenous people of a place. It is a public gesture of appreciation for the past and present Indigenous stewardship of the lands that we now occupy.

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Teen Climate Action Summit

Teen Climate Communicators

The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, and Alaskans are experiencing effects of climate change today. As the next generation to tackle climate change, teens are invited to these conversations.

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Future Ready

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.

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Museum From Home

Welcome to Anchorage Museum From Home – a creative and virtual way to enjoy the Museum from your home. We join museums around the world in bringing museums to you through a campaign called #MuseumFromHome, which you can follow on social media as well. Click here to learn, examine and imagine – from home.

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Landscapes of Change Conference 2021

This virtual international convening for museum professionals examines the relevance of museum art collections to contemporary issues and ways to connect to communities and to each other.

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As we navigate a climate crisis, we work with designers to explore ideas around refuge for the future, examining what we will seek shelter from, along with ideas around permanence and portability.

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Seed Lab

SEED Lab supports creative responses to climate change and envisions sustainable futures for Anchorage and the globe.

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Polar Lab

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.

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Extra Tough

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.

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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.

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Northern Art Network

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.

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Jerome Saclamana, Levi Tetpon, and Clifford Apatiki Material Traditions

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Urban Harvest

Learn traditional skills, along with their history and modern contexts, in this series of five classes for the urban homesteader.

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Wilderness Week

Examine and celebrate the ideas and values around “wilderness” and how Anchorage and Alaska culture is shaped by its physical environment.

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Design District

New downtown design district envisions vitality, diversity and collaboration

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Curated Conversations

The Anchorage Museum hosts conversations on issues important to the contemporary and future Circumpolar North as part of our Think Up Here series.

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Polar Lab: Collective

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.

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John Grade Murmur

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.

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