Anchorage Museum


The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska and one of the top 10 mostvisited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science.

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Snow Screen: A Northern Film Festival

Snow Screen Anchorage Museum What does being a Northerner mean to you? Weigh in, and then watch. Snow Screen: A Northern Film Festival will feature YouTube videos with a Northern theme, curated and shown on the big screen. Learn more.

Clark Mishler Portrait Show Features 200 Alaskans

Museum Mishler Portrait Excerpt "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.

Goodbye Sled Dogs, Hello Airplanes

Anchorage Museum Hello Airplanes Excerpt 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.

Photojournalist Ruth Gruber Retrospective Opens

“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.

Project Chariot Documentary Premiere

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.

Photographer Captures Mt. McKinley’s Toll on Climbers

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.

Alaska Native Film Festival

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.

Pasternak Solo Exhibition at the Anchorage Museum

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.

Teens: Volunteer at the Anchorage Museum!

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.