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Upcoming Events


April is ARCHAEOLOGY month!

Join us for interactive investigations, hands-on exploration, and crafts. 

Early Explorers   (under 5) Fridays, 10am-12pm
Junior Curators   (5 and up) Two Saturdays, 2-4pm

Learn more  about our programs for families.


Live Performance

Saturday, April 18
Museum Auditorium
10am-11:30am

Antara Project: Annemarie Borg: YWhales
Visual and audio performance with discussion.

Included with admission.


Richard Tuttle Talk

Wednesday, April 22
Museum Auditorium
6:00pm

Richard Tuttle, an artist featured in the “Vogel 50 X 50” exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North,  will give a public lecture on Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the museum auditorium entitlted “The Vogel Collection and A Poem.”

Tuttle has been instrumental in the emergence of several modern art movements, including post-minimalism. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Tate Modern in London.

The UA Museum of the North received several pieces of Tuttle’s artwork as part of “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States” donation. Those are included in the museum’s exhibit.

Free admission.


Museum Discovery Series

Thursday, April 23
Museum Auditorium
6:00pm

Find out what our scientists are learning from the museum's collections. 

CLIMATE CHANGE & HUMAN LAND USE IN ICE AGE ALASKA
Curator of Archaeology Josh Reuther and Associate Professor of Anthropology Ben Potter
 
Presentation begins at 6pm.
Join us at 5:30pm to see objects and meet the curator.
Free admission.

Learn more about the series.


Family Day: Archaeology

Saturday, April 25
12-4pm

Connect with museum collections and research. Discover Alaska science, culture, and art. Create crafts, try out experiments, meet the experts, and explore galleries.

Kids 14 & under FREE for Family Day!
Museum Family Days are sponsored by Saltchuk.

Find out more about Family Days.


Explore our Exhibits

Vogel 50 x 50
In the Collections Gallery

This exhibit features all 50 artwork donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, a librarian and postal worker who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the country. They surprised the art world by donating the entire collection to museums across the country.

The museum will offer free showings of the film Herb & Dorothy by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki in the auditorium. Join us for the final screening Saturday, May 9 at 10:30am.

Learn more about the exhibit. 

Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

The R/V Sikuliaq will aid scientists as they search for answers to our most pressing oceanographic questions. This exhibit explores the ship and the science, while taking a look at a history of creative, oceanographic instrumentation.

Discover the world's last frontier. 

 

The Last Road North
Inside the Museum's West Entrance

A collection of photographs by Alaska artist Ben Huff from his larger series The Last Road North.  These photos were taken along the Dalton Highway over the course of five years using a large format camera.

Explore this remote Alaska highway. 


Movies in the Auditorium

Daily This Winter
 
The museum's 30-minute movies are presented on the hour from 12pm - 4pm in the Arnold Espe Auditorium. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.
 
Visit our movies page for more information.  
Watch trailers on YouTube.
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