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    • Fri, January 01, 2021
    • Fri, December 31, 2021
    • Alaska State Museum

    In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States, the Alaska State Museum is displaying highlights from the collection by women artists. These works span over a century and include recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation.

    The 19th Amendment is a resounding achievement in civil rights history.  In 1920 the 19th Amendment guaranteed some women the right to vote. Other women were blocked from voting, including women of color and women married to foreign nationals.

    American women spent over 70 years in a constant series of campaigns to convince male voters at the local, county, state, and national levels that women were citizens due the same voting rights as men. In 1913, this national effort achieved a significant victory when Alaskan women gained suffrage in the very first bill passed by Alaska’s new Territorial Legislature. Nine states had previously enfranchised women.

    The old order is passing away. Behold all things becoming new, wrote Alaskan suffragist Lena Morrow Lewis.

    We present these works of art in honor of the visionary women who fought for and achieved the right to vote.

    Enfold, 2003
    Lisa Ballard
    Oil painting on masonite
    Purchased with the support of the Rasmuson Foundation.  ASM 2004-23-1

    • Fri, November 05, 2021
    • Sat, January 29, 2022

    Ben Huff
    Solo Exhibit
    November 5-January 29

    Atomic Island is a contemporary portrait of the largely abandoned Cold War outpost of Adak. Huff uses his own large format color photographs, mixed with archival images from the State Archives, to show the past and present of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 

    • Fri, November 05, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Fri, December 03, 2021
    • 1:00 AM
    • Online

    Join us as we continue reading Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams, who follows the path of the 1899 Harriman Expedition, exploring where, how, and why things have changed…or stayed the same. 

    The Anchorage Daily News says “with its fresh descriptive writing, strong character development and presentation of contemporary Alaska within a historical framework, [it] is a valuable contribution to our state’s literature. Long-time Alaskans as well as newcomers and visitors will find much to appreciate here.” 

    This is an easy book to join midway, so feel free to join us even if you missed the beginning.

    To register for free, go here or call 907-465-2920.

    • Sat, December 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • APK Lecture Hall

Past events

Sat, November 20, 2021 Youth Activity with Ben Huff
Fri, November 19, 2021 Ben Huff: Atomic Island Walk-Through
Fri, November 05, 2021 Artist Talk with Ben Huff
Sat, June 26, 2021 Youth Activity for ages 8-18: Bead a Ravenstail design with Jill Kaasteen Meserve & Davina Cole
Sat, June 19, 2021 Youth Activity for ages 8-18: Chilkat Tassels with Lily Hope
Fri, June 04, 2021 Virtual First Friday: Lani Hotch Lecture
Sat, May 08, 2021 SWAY Lectures
Sat, May 08, 2021 Youth Activity: Yogurt Cup Baskets with Weaver Kay Field Parker
Sat, May 08, 2021 Opening Day: The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles
Sat, May 08, 2021 Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Native Textiles
Fri, May 07, 2021 Virtual Dedication of The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles
Sat, March 27, 2021 FoSLAM Annual Meeting
Fri, January 01, 2021 Women of Alaska
Fri, December 04, 2020 Mitch Did This³
Fri, October 02, 2020 First Friday - October
Fri, September 04, 2020 First Friday - September
Fri, August 07, 2020 First Friday - August
Fri, July 03, 2020 Virtual First Friday - July
Fri, June 05, 2020 First Friday - June [online]
Fri, May 01, 2020 First Friday - May
Fri, April 03, 2020 First Friday - April
Fri, March 06, 2020 First Friday - March
Fri, February 07, 2020 First Friday - February
Thu, January 23, 2020 Illuminating Subjects: Snippets of Lighthouse History and Preservation in Alaska
Fri, January 03, 2020 First Friday – January
Fri, January 03, 2020 Chill with the Family Fair: Travel around Alaska with the Library, Archives, and Museum!
Sat, December 21, 2019 iPhone Photography: How to take a photo which tells a story
Sat, December 07, 2019 FoSLAM Annual Meeting
Fri, December 06, 2019 First Friday – December
Fri, November 29, 2019 APK Marketplace
Fri, November 01, 2019 First Friday – November
Sat, October 19, 2019 Mask-Erade
Mon, October 14, 2019 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Fri, October 04, 2019 First Friday – October
Sun, September 22, 2019 An Evening with Ray Troll
Fri, September 06, 2019 First Friday – September
Fri, August 02, 2019 First Friday – August
Fri, March 01, 2019 First Friday, March

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