Polar Nights First Fridays

Launch your weekend at the museum first Fridays

Join us the first Friday evening of each month when admission is free 6 to 9 p.m. and galleries are open with after-hours programming, live music and more.

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"Wildmen of Denali" Book Release

6 - 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

Lines of Sight comic illustrator David Brame celebrates the release of Wildmen of Denali, a comic created by the late author Richard Perry, illustrated by...

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First Friday at the Anchorage Museum

6 - 9 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

Enjoy free admission, create in Art Lab and view rapid space shorts in the planetarium. Stop by one of our many docent-led gallery talks and...

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Teen Climate Communicators Presents: Arctic Aligned, a discussion

6 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

This interactive conversation facilitated by the Anchorage Museum’s Teen Climate Communicators engages participants in topics inspired by All We Can Save, an anthology about climate...

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Free Create in Art Lab

6 - 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

Feeling inspired by the Anchorage Museum? Let your imagination soar while you paint, draw and create in Art Lab. Stop in during First Friday hours...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk – Guided Meditation in How to Survive

6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

Stop, rest and slow down. These 15-minute guided meditations, reflecting on themes of time, relationships, and wisdom will take place in Ellie Schmidt’s immersive installation...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk – The Battle of Attu

6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

Gain a deeper understanding of the Anchorage Museum collection through a docent-led gallery talk about the Battle of Attu during May 1943. The talk will...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk – James Kivetoruk Moses

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 — In-Person

Join us for a docent-led discussion of the works of James Kivetoruk Moses. Moses is an Alaska artist born in Cape Espenberg, Alaska, in 1903....

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Free Create in Art Lab

6 - 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Feeling inspired by the Anchorage Museum? Let your imagination soar while you paint, draw, and create in Art Lab. Stop in during First Friday hours...

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First Friday at the Anchorage Museum

6 - 9 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Enjoy free admission to the galleries, create in Art Lab, or view rapid space shorts in the planetarium. While in the museum, stop by one...

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"Wintermoot" Book Eight Release

6 - 9 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Lines of Sight comic author and illustrator Nathan Shafer celebrates the release of Wintermoot Book Eight. Chat with the artist, purchase a signed copy and...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk – The Battle of Dutch Harbor and the Kiska Blitz

6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Learn about The Battle of Dutch Harbor and the Kiska Blitz during this docent-led gallery talk. In June 1942 the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted carrier...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk – Guided Meditation in How to Survive

6:30, 7, & 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Stop, rest, and slow down. These 15-minute guided meditations, reflecting on themes of time, relationships and wisdom, will take place in Ellie Schmidt’s immersive installation...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk: Lingít And Athabascan Clothing And Ornamentation

6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Join us in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center for a docent-led gallery hosting on Lingít and Athabascan clothing and ornamentation. The Lingít, Eyak, and various...

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Docent-led Gallery Talk – The Works of Rebecca Lyon

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

Sit in on a docent-led discussion of the works of Rebecca Lyon. Lyon uses a variety of media to create works of art that speak...

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