Rasmuson Foundation initiative enhances museum's acquisitions
December 19, 2003
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art expanded its contemporary art collection in 2003 through a $40,000 art acquisition initiative established by the Rasmuson Foundation and administered by Museums Alaska.
- The Anchorage Museum has purchased works by 13 Alaska artists with the grant funds. Pieces include:
- "Story Tellers from the Coast," mask sculptures by Kathleen Carlo
- "The Thinker," found material sculpture by Rachelle Dowdy
- "Bird Point Series," four photographs by Hal Gage
- "Poseur," found materials sculpture by Don Mohr
- "Still Ground/Surface Plate," wood, steel, plaster, ash and glass artwork by Jeff Patrick
- "Christ has the Keys to the Car," hand-tinted photograph by Sheryl Maree Reily
- "Mall Shoppers and Cars of the Future," acrylic paint on board by Duke Russell
- "Old Silk Route," wall hanging of Asian textiles, dyed and appliqu?d fabric by Susan Schapira
- "Danger," steam roller print by Todd Sherman
- Untitled landscape painting, oil on board by Ruth A. Sorensen
- "Fishwoman," found materials sculpture by Shelia Wyne
- "Highrise Series: Glyphs," woven textile by Rebecca Voris
- "In Memoriam: Bonnie L. Bernholz," photo essay by Richard Murphy
The Rasmuson Foundation art initiative allocated $200,000 in 2003 to support established Alaska artists through museum purchases that will enhance the permanent art collections of Alaska museums and cultural centers.
For more information contact Walter Van Horn, curator of collections at 343-6182.