Media Gallery Collections
Select a collection from the list below to view and download images.
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
This exhibition and accompanying series of public programs look at how Alaskans connect and share through food, using themes ranging from recipes and the home kitchen to self-reliance and subsistence.
On view Feb. 22 through Sept. 8, 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.
Rarefied Light is a statewide juried exhibition of original works by Alaska photographers of two dimensional prints or three-dimensional objects and sculpture incorporating a photographic process. Organized by the Alaska Photographic Center, Rarefied Light 2018 was juried by fine art photographer Arthur Meyerson.
Rarefied Light is on view through November 25, 2018.
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.
Seattle-based artist John Grade’s Murmur: Arctic Realities is a massive, mixed reality sculpture installation that “transports” visitors to a pingo in Alaska’s Arctic.
Learn more about Murmur, plus see a short video, here.
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.
General Anchorage Museum images, including the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, Discovery Center, Museum Shop, galleries, and Muse restaurant.
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.