Polar Nights: Friday After Hours
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 19
Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Launch your weekend at the museum with music, art activities, talks, food and more on Friday nights. Tonight: Pink Floyd: The Wall in the planetarium, explore how food creates connections, enjoy a screening of How We Grow, or play board games and billiards. Half-price Polar Nights admission, planetarium extra.
Join local taste-maker and Anchorage Retail Food Co-op organizer Michelle Hayworth to explore the place of food in community. Drop in between 6 and 8 p.m. to participate in informal conversation and get a taste of how food creates connections in Anchorage and beyond. Included with Polar Nights admission.
Healthy soil depends on many organisms working together. A healthy community needs the same. The film, How We Grow, looks at the characters and systems of farming, education, legislation, micro-finance and food equity that are shifting the ways people think about food and their relationship to the land. Together, create a food system that works for everyone. The film offers a template to communities, a guide to grow by, and a sense of hope that we have all the tools to reclaim our food. Directed by Haley Thompson & Thomas Zuccareno. USA, 64 min. Included with Polar Nights admission.
Gather the family and friends for friendly competition over board games or billiards.
Anchorage Museum Faculty Fellow Maria Williams, PhD, and Edward Tiulana host a discussion and demonstration of the King Island Walrus Dance. View rare video footage and photos shot and narrated by Elder Edward Muktoyuk and join the discussion. Included with Polar Nights admission.