Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery

Explore 2,000 years of Alaskan art, from ancient ivory carvings to contemporary sculptures. The works in this gallery -- made by men and by women, Native and non-native Alaskans, visitors and residents -- are all expressions of the Alaskan experience.

Okvik Madonna
Okvik Madonna, photo by Barry McWayne

Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects, used for ceremony and for everyday life. See paintings, photographs and sculptures. From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska’s artistic influence.

Watch the video at the entrance, where you'll see Alaska landscapes and how they influence artists at work. Other highlights include Sydney Laurence's painting Mt. McKinley; the Okvik Madonna, a 2,000-year-old ivory carving from the Okvik Eskimo culture of the Bering Strait region; and a photograph by Ansel Adams, Mt. McKinley and Wonder Lake.

Be sure to check out our installation Art in the Making. This audio and video production shows the process of five different Fairbanks artists, from painter to printmaker, photographer to ceramacist, you'll be immersed in the sights and sounds of creation.

Upper Level Floor Plan

Download gallery map -  Examine gallery themes and learn about other spaces to explore on the upper level.