Activities: Arts Festival; Dance Recitals: Docent Program; Education Program (adults and children: children s hands-on gallery); Guided Tours; Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions (over 20/year); Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: exhibition catalogues; newsletter (monthly).
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art offers the opportunity to see objects from Alaska’s exciting past and present. Three thousand-year-old spear points, contemporary paintings, Russian icons, and Eskimo ivory carvings help illustrate the art, history, and ethnography of Alaska. Spacious galleries house informative and educational exhibits of the permanent collection and temporary exhibits from around the world. In the Alaska Gallery, visitors will find more than 1,000 objects portraying the history of Alaska.
The Museum’s library and archives are an important source of historical documents, photographs, and publications for researchers and the public. Housed in a striking facility of 93,000 square feet (designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and Maynard and Partch Architects) that was completed in 1984, it is the largest museum in Alaska. Located on the first floor, the Museum’s collection of historical and contemporary Alaskan art is arranged chronologically from the days of the early explorers to the newest artworks. The collection also includes favorite masters such as Sydney Laurence. Thomas Hill, and Rockwell Kent.