"Portrait Alaska: Clark James Mishler" features more than 200 portraits of Alaskans taken during the past 20 years. The project demonstrates the independence and character of Alaskans, while also emphasizing the ties that connect residents across the largest state. Read more.
In 1913, a group of Fairbanks merchants shipped an airplane from Seattle to Fairbanks via steamboat. Those Alaskans had no concept of how the technology of air would completely alter life on the ground. On the 100th anniversary of that historic 1913 flight, the Anchorage Museum opens “Arctic Flight: A Century of Alaska Aviation.” Learn more.
“Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist,” on view Nov. 2 through Jan. 6, 2013 at the Anchorage Museum, celebrates the 101-year-old’s remarkable life and heroic tenacity through her photographs, filmed interviews and mementos. Images include some of the earliest color photographs of the Last Frontier. Learn more.
In 1958, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission planned to detonate thermonuclear bombs near Point Hope, North America’s oldest continually inhabited settlement. “History of the Iñupiat: Project Chariot” tells the dramatic story of an Iñupiaq village that stopped the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the most powerful government agency of its time. The film is directed by Iñupiaq/Norwegian filmmaker Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, Barrow. Learn more.
For his new exhibition, Anchorage artist Tim Remick photographed emotionally and physically ravaged mountain climbers mere moments after they stumbled into Mt. McKinley’s base camp. The large-format portraits are nearly 5 feet tall. Click for more.
The Alaska Native Film Festival is an entire day of must-see films that relay crucial moments in AlaskaNative history, humorous slices of life, and poignant searches for truth. This festival focuses on new and recent films about Alaska Native people, most created by emerging Alaska Native filmmakers. Read more.
Igor Pasternak wields a paintbrush like it’s a scalpel, cutting through the skin of the art world to reveal its beating heart. In his first solo exhibition, “Means Over Ends,” Pasternak exuberantly emphasizes the creative process. With every installation, sculpture and film, he asks the viewer: Is the whole truly greater than the sum of its parts? Or more specifically, is the act of making art more meaningful than the result? Read more.
If you were asked to picture your typical volunteer at the Anchorage Museum, you might NOT immediately think of teens. You might be surprised to learn that the museum has an entire teen program, which is seeking new applicants. Here are the details.