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Exhibitions

Museum Events
Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Ray Troll, Broke a Tooth

Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline

  • Organized by the Anchorage Museum
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Alaska artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, logged more than 10,000 miles traveling the North American coast in search of fossils and the stories they tell. Focused on their Alaska fossil adventures, this exhibit is for dinosaur lovers of all ages.


Glacier with calved iceburgs.
Katherine Delaney Abrams, Untitled

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.


All Alaska Biennial

  • Organized by the Anchorage Museum
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Kristy Summers, Descend (crop)

Featuring contemporary work by Alaska artists, this juried exhibition is a continuation of the Anchorage Museum's All-Alaska Juried and Earth, Fire & Fibre exhibitions. These former exhibitions were started more than 30 years ago to encourage the creation of new art works across the state.

The guest juror, Candice Hopkins, is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon, Canada, and is an independent curator and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This exhibit includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, visual arts, craft, jewelry, fiber art, metalsmithing, printmaking, encaustic, ceramic, and book/paper arts.


David Michael Kennedy, Road and Fence in Snow

Alaska Positive

  • Organized by the Alaska State Museum
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Now in its 49th year, Alaska Positive continues to encourage photography as an art form in Alaska. Guest juror David Michael Kennedy's photographic career spans over 40 years. His works are held in museum collections including the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Institute.

David Michael Kennedy's career started in New York with commercial photography including iconic portraits of musicians, actors and artists. In 1986 he moved to New Mexico to focus on fine art photography. His name is synonymous with New Mexico landscapes. Kennedy's images are materialized through the platinum/palladium printing technique, a pre-digital, by-hand process at which he is considered one of the best in the world.


Alaska State Museum Solo Artist Exhibit Series
Sara Tabbert - Tinder

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Sara Tabbert, Tinder

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.


Bob Sacha, Untitled

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.

Page last updated 10/14/2019