Anchorage Welcoming Week Community Celebration
10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14Museum lawn, Atrium & Auditorium
Join community organizations, artists and performers to kick-off Anchorage’s Welcoming Week. Watch performances on the museum lawn (weather-permitting), visit with community organizations and draw inspiration from community leadership addresses. Explore the museum collection through docent tours in Chinese or Spanish. Enjoy free admission to the museum sponsored by Wells Fargo (Death in the Ice and planetarium program fees still apply).
Welcoming Art Walk
10:30 a.m. to noon. Begin on Museum Lawn
Grab a map and tour downtown public art locations with a Municipality of Anchorage guide. Late-comers can follow the printed map route for a self-guided tour.
Welcome Week Celebration
Noon to 3 p.m. Museum Lawn (Atrium if raining)
Anchorage’s Welcoming Week begins on the Anchorage Museum lawn, with community organizations, performances and activities.
Docent Language Tours
Explore the museum collection through the voices of volunteer docents. Tours conducted in one language each tour.
11 a.m. Chinese (Mandarin) Tour: Cultural Exchanges
Through lively discussion and close-looking, learn about the importance of Alaska’s natural resources and its historical relationship to China on a guided tour. No art or history background is necessary. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is presented in Chinese (Mandarin). Meet in the Museum Store.
3 p.m. Spanish Tour: Cultural Exchanges
Learn about cultural exchanges between Alaska and Mexico in a guided tour and close looking. No art or history background is necessary. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is presented in Spanish. Meet in the Museum Store.
Tour en español: Intercambios culturales
Aprenda sobre los intercambios culturales entre Alaska y México en una visita guiada y una revisión profunda. No es necesario tener estudios de arte o historia para asistir a esta actividad. El tour se presentará en español. La tienda del museo será el punto de reunión. Actividad gratuita y abierta al público.
4 p.m. English Tour: Coming of Age
Discover objects related to the coming-of-age theme in a guided tour with close-looking opportunities. No art or history background is necessary. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is presented in English. Meet in the Museum Store.
Hiroshima—Amchitka Legacies: What Future Can We Choose?
4 to 6 pm. Auditorium
Join International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Kathleen Sullivan, director of Hibakusha (Atom Bomb Survivors) Stories, and Ray Acheson, director of Reaching Critical Will, both nuclear disarmament educators, and others discuss the topic “what future can we choose?" Organizers will present one thousand origami cranes to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima as “Prayer from Alaska” when they visit later this year.