Stop by for March First Friday!
The Alaska State Museum is open with FREE admission for First Friday from 4:30-7:00pm.
Visceral: Verity is a new exhibition of work by contemporary artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs. Kelliher-Combs’ mixed-media installations combine natural and synthetic materials and evoke questions of authentic experience, truth, abuse, transparency, and credibility. She is one of only a few artists working with marine mammal gut.
Kelliher-Combs returns to the museum for the first time since her powerful 2001 solo exhibition, bringing the richness of her experience growing up in Nome, her career as an internationally recognized artist, her life in Anchorage, and her insights as a person of Inupiaq, Athabascan, and European heritage.
Visceral: Verity is the first in a series of three interrelated exhibitions opening at the State Museum. The Visceral trilogy is co-curated by Kelliher-Combs and explores contemporary and historical Alaska Native issues, spotlighting gut as a material used to express Indigenous voices.
Visceral: Legacy and Visceral: Identity open in May.
The artist will give a talk about her work at 6:30 pm in the APK lecture hall.