Artists immerse themselves in the Arctic
The Anchorage Museum invites international artists to engage the North through short and long-term projects and non-traditional residencies. Artists enter the museum and the North to present insider views of relevant issues impacting northern people and places.
- A Dutch photographer travels to Little Diomede, a tiny Alaska island bordering Russia, in search of the last living nomads
- Polar bears and their dens are teaching artists from England and Iceland how to build better human structures
- Pingos, mounds of Arctic and sub-arctic earth-covered ice molded by climate change, become the obsession of a Seattle sculptor
- Sound recordings of ice fields merge with music of the Anchorage Symphony when a New York composer and a Detroit-based artist blend imagery and sounds of Alaska landscapes to create and score a film, revealing an intimate and bold environment
- Pleistocene-age permafrost land forms made of ice still exist in Alaska’s Brooks Range, an area with no ocean water source, and a Los Angeles-based architect is using them to inspire his work