You're invited to grand opening weekend for the Rasmuson Wing, the Art of the NorthGalleries, and the new Alaska exhibition Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17. Polar Nights also kicks off this weekend with half-price admission to galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. LEARN MORE & PLAN YOUR VISIT
Alaska is a land of contrasts and extremes, a complex social and natural landscape that lends itself to myth and cliché. The new Alaskaexhibitiontells the story of Alaska through multiple voices and perspectives reflecting the ingenuity, technology, ways of knowing and intimate understanding of the landscape that have allowed people to survive and thrive across the North.
The Art of the North Galleries in the museum’s new wing present the museum’s art collection from the perspectives of American art and an international North. Paintings, sculpture, photography, video and other media offer varied perceptions of the Northern landscape and wilderness through historical and contemporary depictions of both land and people. LEARN MORE
Ephemeral State is a research-based art project of Seattle-based design firm Lead Pencil Studio that seeks to capture the elusive qualities of water in its three physical states - liquid, solid and gas - within the Alaska environment. LEARN MORE
Sitka-based Indian Agent is the music and performance collaboration between visual artists and musicians Yéil Ya-Tseen (Nicholas Galanin), OCnotes (Otis Calvin III) and Zak Dylan Wass. Influenced by folk and electronica and paired with powerful visuals, Indian Agent’s music promises an unforgettable planetarium experience. $10 ($9 museum members). BUY TICKETS
Enjoy a lunchtime classical concert for all ages presented by the Sitka Summer Music Festival. Cellist Zuill Bailey and other featured musicians will perform highlights from the Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics concert series. Included with admission. LEARN MORE
The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolya (AlexeÏ Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. LEARN MORE
The film “Dawson City: Frozen in Time” depicts the history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery and salvation. Free. LEARN MORE
Network over coffee with artist Holly Nordlum
9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13
Join entrepreneurs and artists for a morning cup of joe at the Anchorage Museum and hear from guest presenter Holly Nordlum, whoseTupik Mi film project was selected for Sundance academy. Nordlum has been working on a new film idea that addresses social justice. 1 Million Cups at the Anchorage Museum is a monthly session about arts and entrepreneurship and is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions as they network over coffee. LEARN MORE
University of Alaska Anchorage professor of anthropology Alan Boraas PhD and University of Oregon associate professor of history Ryan Jones will delve into Russian America history and its effect on the Dena’ina and Alaska for two one-hour lectures. LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Credits: Banner image rendering by Anchorage Museum. Alaska exhibition photo and Art of the North galleries photos by Anchorage Museum. Crusin' the Fossil Coastline photo courtesy of Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson. Ephemeral State photo courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio. Murmur photo film still courtesy of artist John Grade. Sun Boxes photo courtesy of artist Craig Colorusso. Live in the Planetarium photo courtesy of artist Indian Agent. Music in the Museum photo courtesy of artist Zuill Bailey. Free Film photo film still from program. Celluloid Wednesdays photo film still from program. Artist - Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups photo courtesy of artist Holly Nordlum. Dinosaurs Family Art Workshop photo courtesy of Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson. Design Weekend photo by Anchorage Museum. Anchorage Museum Continuing Education Class: Russian America photo by Anchorage Museum. Polar Bear Garden photo by Anchorage Museum. Museum Store photo by Chris Arend. Muse photo by Anchorage Museum. Museums on Us photo by Anchorage Museum.
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