The Anchorage Museum, located at the corner of 6th Ave. and C St. in downtown Anchorage, has exhibits on the art, history, culture and science of Alaska.
The 10,000-square-foot Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center provides a look at Alaska Native culture through its exhibition Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. More than 600 objects on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of the American Indian provide a look at Alaska Native cultures. The 12,000-square-foot Alaska exhibition is organized into 13 themes and presents the story of Alaska through multiple voices and perspectives. The Art of the North galleries, in the museum’s 31,000-square-foot Rasmuson Wing, features landscapes, portraits, sculptures, photographs and video that reveal the land, people and culture of Alaska and the Circumpolar North.
An additional four galleries house rotating exhibitions. Films, talks and performances take place in the 220-seat auditorium. The atrium provides comfortable seating, a variety of artist installations and a cafe for sandwiches, snacks and beverages. The full-service Muse restaurant, located off the lobby, serves fresh fare in a modern setting. The Museum Store offers Alaska Native art and craft, fine art and jewelry by Alaska artists and books on local and state history.
Photo by Serine Reeves.