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A whole new gala, Design Weekend and more at the Anchorage Museum


Polar Nights

Polar Nights: Marita Isobel Solberg


7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23

Join us for a performance by musician and visual artist Marita Isobel Solberg. Solberg interweaves elements from Sámi and Northern culture and subcultures as she embodies different personas and characters. Included with admission, which is half-price as part of the museum’s Polar Nights Friday after-hours events.

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Anchorage Museum Gala

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
RSVP by Friday, Sept. 16

Camouflage is about blending in and standing out. At the Anchorage Museum gala, it’s the inspiration for a totally new museum after-hours experience. We’re bringing the gala back to the museum and re-imagining it as an intimate evening full of music, exploration, art creation and unique opportunities to support your museum. RSVP by Sept. 16.

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Check out our video teaser for Camouflage: In Plain Sight
Without Boundaries

Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations

Opens Friday, Sept. 30
5:30 p.m. presentation by Edgar Heap of Birds
6:00 p.m. performance by James Luna and Allison Warden
This exhibition inspires cross-disciplinary, multi-platform conversations through a series of public programs and art installations. Artists, Indigenous leaders, and scholars address common misperceptions in and outside the North to foster critical commentary about these issues. Curated by Sonya Kelliher-Combs, artists involved include Edgar Heap of Birds, James Luna, Shan Goshorn, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Jessie Kleemann, Nicholas Galanin, Charlene Teters, Barry Pottle, Larry McNeil, and Emily Johnson. Read More


Design Weekend

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Design Weekend

Sept. 16-18
Design Weekend celebrates the power of place and community in Alaska and the North through a series of programs that celebrate, educate, inspire and prompt discussion about how design engenders a sense of place through visual and conceptual identity. We're hosting collaborative opportunities where allied design professionals come together to enliven the city and blur boundaries between disciplines, ideas, and talents. Join us as we encourage a new vision of what Alaska is through distinct local materials, voices, images, and ideas.

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Global Soundscapes

Now playing in the Planetarium

11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
Check out our newest film, Global Soundscapes. Go on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the exciting new field of soundscape ecology. Experience basic acoustics through fun interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage of pulsating musical instruments, vibrating vocal cords, and slobbering raspberries. Learn how animal sounds occupy unique sonic niches in lush, orchestral soundscapes. Discover how soundscape ecology can be used to assess the biodiversity and health of global ecosystems. Learn More

Upcoming Workshops

Family Watercolor Class

Family Watercolor Class

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17

Learn to paint Alaska landscapes with the whole family. Use bright watercolors to capture different natural scenes, and learn techniques you can use to paint at home. Taught by UAA art professor David Pettibone. Ages 5 and older. Supplies included.

Life Hack

Life Hack: Careers in the Arts

1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
Join us for a panel discussion on careers in the arts. Panelists from a variety of professions will discuss their own paths, the state of arts professions in Anchorage, and what young people can do to further their artistic careers. All ages. Included with admission

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Visit the Museum Store
  Shop Native art and distinctly Northern designs.  
Happenings at Muse
  Stay tuned for ways to feed your inner artist through in-restaurant art-making events.  
Get Involved
  Become a member, make a donation, or volunteer.  

Credits: Photo of Marita Isobel Solberg by Guro Zahir Storskjær; model wearing a jacket by Irvine Sellars, photo by Mike McKeown/Daily Express/Getty Images; Shan Goshorn, Unexpected Gift, 2015; Global Soundscapes image courtesy of Foxfire Interactive Corp.; family watercolor class and life hack photos by Chris Arend; earrings with walrus gut and beads by Sonya Kelliher Combs, photo by Chris Arend; Muse and get involved photos by the Anchorage Museum.


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