Polar Nights: Friday After Hours at the Anchorage Museum
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 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: Explore the museum’s collection with a guided docent tour, partake in a dinner and movie event based on the Death in the Ice exhibition and experience the planetarium program Pink Floyd: The Wall. Muse atrium cafe open with snacks, beer and wine available for purchase.
Join the Anchorage Museum and Muse chef Laura Cole for a culinary adventure, on the last weekend of the exhibition Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition. Visit the exhibition detailing the mystery surrounding Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition and then partake in a family-style meal in Muse inspired by the foods crew members may have dined on aboard the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. After dinner and conversation, settle into the auditorium to watch The Endurance, a dramatic documentary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, narrated by actor Liam Neeson. Featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, The Endurance is a compelling and complete look into the lives of the men who boldly took on an impossible task and survived when all hope seemed lost.
5 p.m. Open exploration of Death in the Ice
6 p.m. Gather at Muse, seating and introduction
6:15 p.m. Dinner served (family-style, no assigned seating)
7 p.m. Transition to Auditorium (tumblers of beer/wine available for purchase at Muse atrium cafe)
7:15 p.m. Movie: The Endurance (1hr. 37 min.)
$60/person, includes museum admission, dinner, beverage and movie. Museum members receive 10% discount. Registration required, space limited. Movie-only option available and included with admission.