Media Gallery Collections
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This all-ages exhibition explores the things people like in our mass and global culture through collectables, contemporary art and fandom sub-culture.
The Art of Fandom opens to the public Oct. 13.
Taking art beyond the walls is another way the museum is hoping to cultivate community engagement. An example is an exhibition by photographer John Raymond Mireles. Through a project he calls “Neighbors,” Mireles photographs people up-close, full of character and larger-than-life, traveling from state to state documenting the faces of America.
Alaska artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, logged more than 10,000 miles and 250 days traveling the North American coast in search of fossils and the stories they tell. They visited museums, dove into research collections, hung out with fellow scientists and artists, and visited active dig sites via automobile, small airplane and boat.
The "Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline" exhibition is now on view at the Anchorage Museum.
The grand opening for the new Rasmuson Wing and the Art of the North galleries, the new Alaska exhibition, and the expanded Discovery Center is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-17. Polar Nights also kicks off this weekend with half-price admission to galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. Polar Nights runs Friday evenings through April.
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.
Programs, exhibits, special events, speakers and activities at the Anchorage Museum, Sept.-Oct. 2017
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.