Anchorage Museum begins summer hours May 14
May 04, 2007
The Anchorage Museum expands its hours for the summer beginning Monday, May 14 -- a day earlier this year instead of May 15 -- when the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., including holidays, and remains open late Thursdays until 9 p.m. These hours of operation will be in effect through Sept. 15.
Museum docents offer informative one-hour tours daily during the summer. All tours are included with museum admission. Tours are as follows:
Alaska Gallery Tours
Daily at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Explore 10,000 years of Alaska history in the Alaska Gallery, on the museum's second floor. The 15,000 square-foot gallery includes more than 1,000 artifacts, hundreds of historic photographs, and both full-size and miniature dioramas representing the finest display of Alaskan history and ethnology in the state. Tours begin at the entrance to the Alaska Gallery, second floor by the musk ox.
Special Summer Exhibition Tours
Daily at noon
Learn more about Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 - Contemporary Native North American Art from the West, Northwest and Pacific and Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum. Tours begin at the entrance to Gallery 8.
Tours of the Permanent Collection
Daily at 2 p.m.
Prints, etchings and paintings provide portraits and scenes of Alaska extending to the 20th century. Enjoy Mt. McKinley from many perspectives in landscapes by well-known painters of Alaska, including Sydney Laurence (1865-1940), whose paint box also is on display. Popular Alaska artist, Fred Machetanz (1908-2002), depicts scenes of a nearly by-gone era of Alaska. Tours begin at the entrance to Gallery 1.
Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and free for children 17 and under ($2 donation suggested). For more information, call 343-4326.