Stations: Curatorial Contexts
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22Second Floor, Arctic Gallery
Join Chief Learning and Access Officer Hollis Mickey and Ryan Bierma, Deployment Coordinator & Field Operations Manager IRIS U.S. Array Alaska Operations Center, for a walkthrough and discussion in conjunction with the opening of the installation, Stations.
Stations is a sculptural installation by Stuart Hyatt that combines the scientific method with the creative process, engaging visitors with a new type of subterranean map––part of the Museum’s Counter Cartographies project and series of exhibitions.
The centerpiece sculpture incorporates a fully-equipped, 2,000-pound environmental monitoring station on loan from the IRIS Consortium.
The installation takes its name from the EarthScope Transportable Array, a dense network of 280 state-of-the-art seismic monitoring stations spread throughout Alaska and Western Canada.
Since 2014, this array has provided scientists with the high-quality data needed to map the structure of the Earth beneath North America.
Meet at the Arctic Gallery, on the second floor of the Anchorage Museum.