Polar Nights: Friday After Hours at the Anchorage Museum
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20
Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Launch your weekend at the museum with music, art activities, talks, food and more on Friday nights. Tonight: The Unsettled exhibition opens to the public with a myriad of Western-themed events including a trivia contest, games, live music, films, silent disco, artist panel, reception and more. Live music by Rebecca Menzia and Heather Warren of Harm. Museum admission is half-price from 6 to 9 p.m.
Unsettled: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
5 to 8 p.m., atrium
A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is a community-organized event that aims to introduce people to how to edit, update and add articles on Wikipedia. Learn how to spread information by helping to add Western indigenous artists to Wikipedia in conjunction with the opening of Unsettled.
6 to 6:30 p.m., atrium
Test your knowledge of art history, Westerns, and food of the West and the Greater West regions.
Unsettled: Westerns on Screen
6 to 9 p.m., atrium
Flashback with moments of great Western movies.
Silent Disco: Music of the Greater West
6 to 9 p.m., Unsettled exhibition
Enjoy a playlist of music from the Greater Western regions in silent disco headphones while enjoying the Unsettled exhibit.
Artist Panel: Unsettled exhibition artists
6:30 p.m., auditorium
Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup presents on the exhibition Unsettled, that she curated in collaboration with Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha. An artist panel follows featuring Alaska artists Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Rebecca Lyon, Allison Warden and Nicholas Galanin, each with works in the Unsettled exhibition.
Live Music: Harm
6:30 p.m., atrium
An Alaskan ensemble that blends psych-folk and beatbox with classical themes.
7 to 9 p.m., atrium
Reception with Nevada Art Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum. Enjoy wine and beer of the Greater West region served in mason jars for patrons ages 21 and older. Cash bar.