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Exhibitions

Museum Events
Spring 2020 | Summer 2020

Women of Vision
Honoring the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1920-2020

  • Organized by the Alaska State Museum

In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States, the Alaska State Museum is displaying highlights from the collection by women artists. These works span over a century and include recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation.


Alaska State Museum Solo Artist Exhibit Series
Sara Tabbert - Lowlands

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Sara Tabbert, Lowlands

Sara Tabbert of Fairbanks creates woodblock prints and panels that reveal oft-overlooked subjects and environments.

Lowlands will highlight new sculptural skills and techniques and will explore the strange and beautiful landscapes of interior Alaska.

Visit our Sara Tabbert Online Exhibit.


Rarified Light

  • Organized by the Anchorage Museum
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Rarefied Light is a statewide juried photography exhibit organized by The Alaska Photographic Center. The center was formed in 1983 with a mission to promote fine art photography in Alaska.

The juror for Rarefied Light 2019 is Bob Sacha. He is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects.

Bob Sacha, Untitled

Exhibit on the History of Northern Northwest Coast Weaving

  • Organized by the Alaska State Museum
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The exhibit, including both ancient and modern ceremonial robes made by Alaska Natives and First Nations, traces the development of this art known today around the world as "Ravens Tail" and "Chilkat" weaving.

Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections, Steve Henrikson, co-curated with internationally renowned weavers representing of the three major tribes that historically developed the traditions: Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida), Marie Oldfield (Tsimshian) and Lani Hotch (Tlingit). Weaver Delores Churchill (Haida) is serving as an exhibit elder, and Juneauarea weavers and Ravenstail Weaving Guild members Lily Hope, Janice Criswell, and Kay Parker are assisting. Approximately 24 robes will tell the story of Native weaving among the Tsimshian, Haida, and Tlingit of Alaska and British Columbia.

Chilkat robe "diving whale" (ASM II-B-1744)

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