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Lunch and Learn Alaska: Food Preservation

Noon Thursday, July 13

Learn food preservation methods such as canning and fermentation. Lunch and Learn Alaska offers history and context around Alaska lifeways. Each session combines the museum collection and exhibitions with local expertise. Learn a new skill and get a taste of Alaska. $7 plus museum admission; members receive a 10 percent discount.

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Food Preservation

Lunch and Learn Alaska: History of Film

12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10

Discover the evolution of film in Alaska with Anchorage Museum Curator of Film and Archives Michael Walsh. Lunch and Learn Alaska offers history and context around Alaska lifeways. Each session combines the museum collection and exhibitions with local expertise. Learn a new skill and get a taste of Alaska. $7 plus admission, members receive a 10 percent discount.

Lunch and Learn Alaska: History of Film

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Canning Alaska’s Bounty

12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17

Learn about the process of canning and taste canned goods prepared especially for the class. Lunch and Learn Alaska offers history and context around Alaska lifeways. Each session combines the museum collection and exhibitions with local expertise. Learn a new skill and get a taste of Alaska. $7 plus admission, members receive a 10 percent discount.

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Canning Alaska’s Bounty

All Islands Connect Underwater - A lecture with media by PING CHONG

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22

Hear from New York-based artist Ping Chong, a 2014 National Medal of Art recipient, about his art, which explores the intersections of race, culture, history, art and technology in the modern world. He has created more than 100 works for the stage which have appeared at festivals and theatres worldwide, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Vienna Festival, La MaMa and more. His multi-media presentation will include past and present works, which often address issues of inequality, equity and social justice. He will also discuss ALAXSXA | ALASKA, his latest his theatrical collaboration with Alaska artists Ryan Conarro and Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), and puppeteer Justin Perkins. The lecture, hosted in partnership with University of Alaska Anchorage, concludes with a Q&A session. Free.

All Islands Connect Underwater - A lecture with media by PING CHONG

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Sherman Alexie

7 p.m. Friday Sept. 8

*Note: At this time, Mr. Alexie’s attendance is tentative – there are no tickets available.

A poet, short story writer, novelist and performer, Sherman Alexie has garnered him the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. His screenplay for the film Smoke Signals – based on his short story “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” – won the 1998 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy.


The Anchorage Museum’s Vision & Voice lecture series features thought leaders from history, film, literature, science and culture, who reflect upon the human experience. In conjunction with the opening of the Alaska exhibition, this series explores powerful storytelling, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities that come with thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking.

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Sherman Alexie

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Ric Burns

7 p.m. Friday Oct. 13

An American documentary filmmaker and writer, Ric Burns has written, directed and produced historical documentaries since the 1990s, beginning with his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series The Civil War (1990), which he produced with his older brother Ken Burns.


The Anchorage Museum’s Vision & Voice lecture series features thought leaders from history, film, literature, science and culture, who reflect upon the human experience. In conjunction with the opening of the Alaska exhibition, this series explores powerful storytelling, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities that come with thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking.

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Ric Burns

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Nikole Hannah-Jones

7 p.m. Friday Nov. 10

National Magazine Award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones writes on modern-day civil rights for New York Times Magazine. An investigative journalist, she covers racial injustice and has written extensively on the history of racism and inequality, and is recognized as an authority on housing discrimination and racial segregation, desegregation and desegregation in American schools. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and to The Root 100. She is also a 2017 New America Emerson fellow.


The Anchorage Museum’s Vision & Voice lecture series features thought leaders from history, film, literature, science and culture, who reflect upon the human experience.  In conjunction with the opening of the Alaska exhibition, this series explores powerful storytelling, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities that come with thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking.

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Nikole Hannah-Jones

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Steven Johnson

7 p.m. Friday Dec. 8

An American popular science author and media theorist, Steven Johnson has authored nine books focusing on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. He is co-creator of three influential websites: the pioneering online magazine FEED; the Webby Award-winning community site Plastic.com; and the hyperlocal media site outside.in. A contributing editor to Wired, he writes regularly for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, among others. His book, “How We Got To Now,” became a PBS six-part series.


The Anchorage Museum’s Vision & Voice lecture series features thought leaders from history, film, literature, science and culture, who reflect upon the human experience.  In conjunction with the opening of the Alaska exhibition, this series explores powerful storytelling, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities that come with thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking.

 

Vision & Voice Lecture Series: Steven Johnson