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Exhibits and Events

    • 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, January 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    To register for free, go to lam.alaska.gov/tbc or call 907-465-2920.

    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.

    • Sat, January 22, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Zoom

    Dangly earrings with gold, white, and dark blue beads

    Make earrings similar to those pictured above. (Students may make a slightly simpler version and will choose their own colors.)

    January 22, 2-2:45 pm on Zoom

    The next Winter Series event will be an earring making class with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq).

    Join Towns and make a pair of beaded earrings based on an ancestral pair from Ugashik in the Smithsonian Museum’s collection. 

    Materials List

    The class is free, but students need the following materials to participate. Please acquire these from your local bead shop or online before the class:

    • 2x 4mm closed jump rings 
    • 2x earhooks 
    • 1x hank of 11/0 Toho seed beads
    • 6x 10mm beads
    • 8x 6mm beads
    • 12x 4mm beads
    • No 11 Color Eyes Needles
    • Nymo D Thread

    Zoom Meeting Details


    Meeting ID: 828 7716 2501
    Passcode: 021980

    Other Upcoming Events

    The remaining Winter Series events will also be held on Zoom. They all run 30-45 minutes and occur on Saturdays:

    • February 5, 2 pm: Artist Talk and Weaving Demonstration with Laine Rinehart (Tlingit)
    • March 12, 2 pm: Storytelling Event with Multimedia Artist Allison Akootchook Warden (Inupiaq)
    • March 26, 3 pm: Chilkat Weaving Demonstration and “Call to Weavers” with Lily Hope (Tlingit)

    For questions about the earring making class or any of the other Winter Series programs, call the museum at (907) 747-8981

    • Sat, January 29, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Alaska State Museum

    Join artist Ben Huff on a walk-through of his new exhibit Saturday, January 29th at noon. 

    • Fri, February 04, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Online

    The online exhibit for Ben Huff’s Atomic Island will be available at lam.alaska.gov/atomic-island.

    • Sat, February 05, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online

    The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite the public to attend a Zoom presentation and demonstration with artist Laine Rinehart (Tlingit).

    Rinehart will demonstrate the weaving of a Chilkat robe and talk about his weaving techniques, the individual segments of the robe, and his personal experiences with community members during weaving. He will touch upon the preparation of materials and how to source both traditional and contemporary materials.

    Access the event here:


    Meeting ID: 890 8339 2840 Passcode: 134451

    • Sat, February 26, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Online

    The Sheldon Jackson Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Sanctuary on Saturday, February 26 at the museum. The second Solo Show Exhibition in the museum’s Alaska Native Solo Show Exhibition Series, Sanctuary, is an exhibition of masks and painted works on wood and canvas by Allie High (Tsimshian, Haida, Alutiiq).

    According to High, her work is a direct reflection of her Tsimshian, Haida,
    and coastal Alutiiq cultural background. Her artist statement describes her goal as building “upon traditional art symbols and motifs to further define the contemporary world and share the beauty of Alaska’s diverse cultures through 
    the mediums of glass, metal, wood and printmaking.”

    The Sheldon Jackson Museum invites the general public to visit the temporary exhibit and to attend the online opening reception and artist talk via Zoom on February 26 at 3 pm.

    Access the artist talk here:


    Meeting ID: 892 1424 5571 Passcode: 786014.

Past events

Sat, December 11, 2021 Youth Art Activity: Ravenstail Necklace Bags with Kay Field Parker
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
Fri, November 05, 2021 Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
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 Vision
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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