Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska is the catalog based on an exhibit of the same name that opened at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
in May 2010 and was curated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
The film festival runs at three venues in Anchorage--Bear Tooth Theater, Fireweed Theatre and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, the exhibit will travel next to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
from June 17 to Sept.
Attractions include the ceremonial start of the famed Iditarod long-distance dog-sled race each March, native art and craft shops, restaurants, pubs and Anchorage Museum of History and Art
, which includes fascinating exhibits tracing Alaska's history from the earliest native settlements.
The primary venue for area solo shows is the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
, and competition is fierce to get on the list, especially since the space must be shared by visiting artists (glass master Dale Chihuly had his biggest show to date at the museum in 1995) and educational displays.
If you stay near downtown, you can walk to art galleries, shops, and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Though many of the projects built during the early '80s were publicly financed, such as a $23 million expansion of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
, the private sector spent large sums of money as well.
Allow enough time to browse through the newly expanded Anchorage Museum of History and Art
(open 10 to 6 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 Sundays); it houses one of the state's finest collections of native art.
This month the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
is refilling the Mary Louise Rasmuson Atrium with toys, dolls and hand-carved animals from around the world, creating a special exhibit to enlighten anyone with a Christmas spark.
This popular month-long exhibit at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
features a giant evergreen with 100 antique dolls dressed in international costumes.
Each holiday season, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
presents a collection of antique dolls and toys, carved and painted animals from Oaxaca, cloth dolls from Africa, 100 dolls dressed in costumes from countries around the world, and a Schoenhut Circus with lions, elephants, clowns and polar bears.