Anchorage Museum: MUST-SEE!

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

Anchorage Museum

Whether you’re just visiting or you call Anchorage home, it’s time to visit the Anchorage Museum.

This week is “Design Week” and the museum has several special presentation on architecture, environemntal illustration and other designers.

Check out the all-new exhibition: “Counter Cartographies: Living the Land”. It opens Oct. 8. This is, most simply, a different sort of mapping! 

The rotating exhibits are fabulous. But you can always see the  premanent exhibits including the “Alaska Exhibition”  about our historyand “Living our Cultures, Sharing our Heritage” in conjunction with the Smithsonian. 

Art of the North Gallery

I love the “Art of the North” galleries in the new wing. There are works from masters both old and new. Sydney Laurence. Fred Macketanz. Plus modern Alaska artists like Alvin Amason.

Bring the kids and visit the hands-on “Discovery Center”. The Thomas Planetarium is available for private rentals, from $75-$100. The charge includes an interactive mini-quest: Earth, Moon and Sun!

There’s a lot going on at the museum. Take the family and enjoy the new exhibitions. The museum is a MUST-SEE!

FREE ADMISSION on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Oct. 8.

The Anchorage Museum sits on the traditional homeland of the Eklutna Dena’ina. The museum is committed to recognizing and honoring the land, culture and language of the Dena’ina people. We recognize and respect the continuing connection, by Alaska Native people and all Indigenous people, to the land, waters and communities.

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