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Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center

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Our Guest on Morning Line today is Francesca DuBrock, Guest Curator  and Event Organizer for Dia Del Sol, a three day festival at the Anchorage Museum starting with a First Friday talk tonight at 6pm. 

The event lasts three days, and the schedule is extensive, including an artist talk tonight, films, pinatas, music, and food throughout the weekend, here are a couple of highlights: 

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Our guest on Our Community today is Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, the entity partnering with the Anchorage Museum to host the North by North Summit and Festival 

Andreassen says the festival puts the focus on the North by Northerners - addressing the concerns and celebrating strengths through our own unique perspectives as  Northern people, as well as sharing solutions with the world.  

Andreassen says Sustainable Development goals are a focal point for the Institute of the North with 

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Our Guest today on Our Community, Dr. EJ R David, has authored close to two-dozen publications - but says his most recent book, "We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet: Letters to my Filipino-Athabascan Family" is truly his most personal one.  

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Our guest this morning on Our Community was Angie Demma, von der Heydt Museum Interpretation Specialist  - and she shared about the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center's Continuing Education Program.  

An event coming up November 22nd features Alaska Native Studies and Alaskan Dinosaurs.

Another event mentioned was a film and panel November 30th, called Keep Talking. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Auditorium

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Our guest this morning is Hollis Mickey, Director of Learning and Engagement at the Anchorage Museum, to talk about an opportunity to learn about archery in a historical context, as well as where to practice here and now in the Anchorage Bowl - coming up at the museum,  Nov. 9;

Later on in December, on the 10th another intensive - all about Fire & Wood, from selecting and curing for a fireplace or wood stove to using for smoking food.  

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A new Alaska Exhibit is opening September 15th, the product of a lot of construction you may have noticed in recent months at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.  

Our guest on Morning Line, Curator of Alaska History and Culture Aaron Leggett says that the Alaska Exhibition has been the same since 1986, "It's been fun to reimagine that space and exhibition... although it's in a chronological sequence, it's also thematic."  Leggett says the new displays pose the question, "How have Alaska's peoples adapted to the landscape and it's resources?"

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Today on Our Community, the Morning Line crew highlighted events at the Anchorage Museum and the Gathering Place at the Alaska State Fair.  

Erin Marberger, Curator of Science and Innovation spoke about some fun experiences families can participate in at the Anchorage Museum, as well as a Science Passport as a fun way to track what you've seen there.

Meanwhile, in Palmer, perfomers like AKU-MATU are proving that, while her performance can be high art at a place like the Anchorage Museum, it can also work in a less formal setting like the Alaska State Fair.  

Newcomer's Open Studio at the Anchorage Museum

Mar 23, 2017
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As heard on Morning Line:

The Anchorage Museum is opening studio space, instructors, and materials for an inclusive artistic experience - with tie-ins to the Welcome Week Celebrations in Anchorage this coming September.  Are you or someone you know new to Anchorage, to Alaska, or to the United States?  Share your journey and new life in Anchorage through Art! 

May 6, 2016

6/5/16

Art of an avant-garde Arctic in downtown Anchorage

By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

When people imagine Alaska’s Arctic, experimental art isn’t typically first thing that comes to mind.

But a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum is getting visitors, urbanites, and art-lovers to connect to the Arctic in different ways.  And the works expand well beyond the gallery walls.