Pratt Museum July 21, 2014
Galleries Open Daily: 10 am to 6 pm
Business Offices Open Monday through Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
THE DENA’INA WAY OF LIVING
On View through September 1, 2014 The Dena’ina Way of Living is the first comprehensive exhibit of the Dena’ina culture, curated and provided by the Anchorage Museum. Artifacts, multimedia and text help visitors explore the past and present Dena’ina culture. Invisible in their own homeland, about half of Alaska’s resi-dents live in traditional Dena’ina territory, but there is little awareness of the indigenous people who have called Southcentral Alaska home for more than 1,000 years. This exhibition changes that. Meet the Dena’ina through film, life-size recreations, images, hands-on learning stations, audio and more than 40 artifacts. Visit the Pratt Museum website, www.prattmuseum.org, for a schedule of related special events.
RELIQUARY, Jo Going
On view through September 21, 2014 Homer artist Jo Going presents a solo exhibit: a mixed media installation featuring found animal bones collected by the artist from the Arctic tundra over 29 years. Reliquary defines sacred space in a distinctly singular way.
OBJECT AT HAND
Wednesday, July 30, 3:30-4:30 pm This summer program is led by Museum interns who select and research an item from the Pratt’s permanent collections. Regular admission applies; free to Pratt members. “While Object at Hand initially appears to be a rotating exhibit, it contains much more. Object at Hand acts more as a type of interactive classroom that serves as a way to initiate dialogue and interpret the local history and the natural environment of the lower Kenai Peninsula and beyond.” ~Eric Van Oss, 2008 Summer Intern
HISTORIC HARBOR TOURS
Every Friday & Saturday at 3:00 pm, through August 23
Meet with a Museum docent at the Pratt wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit at 3:00 pm. Walk along the historic Homer harbor docks and learn about the boats, fishing and some of the characters that have shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime history.
$10 per person.
ONGOING FISH FEEDINGS
Every Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 pm, Marine Gallery Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
2014 QUILT RAFFLE
Local quilters have pooled their talents to create a stunning new quilt entitled Bears and Berries now on display at the Pratt. Patrons of the Pratt Society (POPS) sponsors the annual quilt raffle. Raffle tickets are on sale at the Pratt Museum Store. The quilt raffle drawing will be held in mid-December.
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out the Pratt’s web site for more details, www.prattmuseum.org, and click on the calendar of events.
Posted: July 21, 2014