Explore ideas of shelter, refuge, seclusion, protection and sanctuary, from physical forms to narratives.



Opportunities share ideas, knowledge and skills. Join artists, designers, writers, curators and others to examine connections to nature and to each other. Offerings present ideas and around mending, writing, list-making, walking, healing and the landscape.  

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Events + Conversations


Virtual convenings about the reciprocal relationship between nature and humans in a time of transformation, and ideas of mapping, social spaces, self-sufficiency, decolonization, and our collective futures.

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Haustoria 2

Artists and designers from Alaska and the North create art in public and urban realms, exploring ideas of shelter and refuge, healing and seclusion, and future-readiness. 

September's installations  

In Residence

Chung Mural

Thomas Chung

With his University of Alaska Anchorage advanced painting students, will be in residence at SEED Lab in September 2020. They will approach SEED Lab as an experimental painting space and create a mural on the east side of the SEED Lab building along A Street.  


Chatter Marks


Chatter Marks is a podcast of the Anchorage Museum dedicated to exploring Alaska’s identity through the creative and critical thinking of ideas—past, present and future. Hosted by Cody Liska.

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Chatter Marks is a journal of the Anchorage Museum, dedicated to creative and critical thinking about the Circumpolar North. The title Chatter Marks is inspired by a geological phenomenon—chatter marks are series of often crescent-shaped gauges chipped out of the bedrock as a glacier drags rock fragments underneath it. With North x North, we launch a digital version of the journal for continuing perspectives.

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Boreal Film Festival

The Boreal Film Festival is a way to celebrate the Northern region, the art of filmmaking and the annual North x North Festival. The Boreal Film Festival showcases films that are made in the North, are about the North, or highlight issues relevant to the past, current and future North. Directors and filmmakers discuss both place and craft and to advance cooperation and collaboration between filmmakers across the Circumpolar North.

Access selected films on demand: Purchase an all-access pass, which allows you to watch all films throughout the festival and the 2020 season for $35. Or, select what individual films for $5 each.   

Virtual panels and conversations with filmmakers will be announced as they become available. ​

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Featured Exhibitions