Media Gallery Collections
Select a collection from the list below to view and download images.
Alison Marks challenges assumptions and expectations about Tlingit art, blending formline with nontraditional materials and techniques as a means to engage with a constantly evolving cultural landscape.
On view Feb. 1 through April. 14, 2019.
New and existing artworks by Northern artists present the Arctic through depictions of two iconic animals that depend upon sea ice: the walrus and the polar bear.
On view Oct. 05, 2018 through May 12, 2019
Explore the enduring mystery behind Sir John Franklin’s tragic expedition. Leaving Britain in 1845 to chart the Northwest Passage through the Arctic, the expedition’s two ships and 129 men never returned. Through historical artifacts and Inuit oral history, this groundbreaking exhibition provides the most comprehensive account to date of Franklin’s final voyage.
On view summer 2019
All-Alaska Biennial features contemporary work by Alaska artists. Works include drawing, painting, mixed media, craft, jewelry, fiber art, visual art, metalsmithing, printmaking, encaustic, ceramic, book/paper arts, photography and sculpture.
On view Oct. 19, 2018 through Feb. 03, 2019
Elizabeth Eero Irving’s paintings present a mythological interpretation of the Alaska landscape, reflecting a lifetime lived in the far North with formative years spent on the vast, silt-laden Tanana River.
Songs of the River is on view through February 3, 2019.
An accomplished weaver, bentwood artist, and ivory and soapstone carver, Gertrude Svarny presents a distinct interpretation of Unangan history and culture.
Ukuqanaadan is on view through April 14, 2019.
The Anchorage Museum’s new wing helps tell the story of Alaska and the North. The materials used in the architecture reflect a sense of place – in this case, Anchorage, Alaska, a Northern city within a sub-arctic landscape. Presented in the wing’s Art of the North Galleries are more than 200 works from the museum’s collection as well as some new additions. The Rasmuson Wing opens to the public Friday, Sept. 15.
A little Northern spirit goes a long way. Arts and culture make Northern communities great places to live, work and play. That’s why the Anchorage Museum launched the Polar Lab, an artistic exploration of the current and future state of the North through issues spanning culture, community and the environment. Learn more at anchoragemuseum.org/northerninitiative.