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Exhibits and Events

    • Fri, March 03, 2023
    • Wed, October 18, 2023
    • APK


    March - October 2023

    A series of three interrelated Visceral exhibitions explore contemporary and historical Alaska Native issues, spotlighting gut as a material used to express Indigenous voices.

    Visceral: Verity opens Friday, March 3, 2023 as the solo exhibition of contemporary artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs. Her mixed-media work employs both natural and synthetic materials and draws attention to questions of authentic experience, truth, abuse, transparency, and credibility. Sonya is one of the few artists who work in the endangered art of marine mammal gut.

    Visceral: Legacy opens Friday, May 5 as a further interpretation of Sonya’s solo exhibition themes through objects that she and fellow gut enthusiast and Alaska State Museum conservator Ellen Carrlee chose from the museum’s permanent collection. As a guest curator, Sonya brings the richness of her childhood in Nome, her international career as an artist, her life in Anchorage, and her insights as a person of Iñupiaq, Athabascan, and European heritage.

    Visceral: Identity, which also opens Friday May 5, features a selection of gut parkas from across Alaska to highlight the technical and historical aspects of this remarkable material in cross-cultural perspective. Ellen and Sonya explore the latest (analytical and social science) research examining this medium and why gut remains a significant material for key relationships in Alaska.

    These three galleries will be open through the summer 2023 season, augmented by special workshops and lectures, and closing in mid-October 2023.

    Image: Detail of cuffs and seam from an Alutiiq/Sugpiaq raincoat.

Past events

Sat, May 13, 2023 Alaska Robotics Minicon
Sat, May 06, 2023 Bear Gut Workshop with Dr. Sven Haakanson Jr.
Fri, May 05, 2023 May First Friday
Fri, April 28, 2023 Virtual Story Hour for Adults
Sat, April 15, 2023 Sinew Workshop and Lecture with Artist Coral Chernoff
Thu, April 06, 2023 April First Friday
Sat, March 18, 2023 Juneau Brass at APK
Sat, March 04, 2023 Free Youth Activity for Grades 6-12
Fri, March 03, 2023 March First Friday
Sat, February 11, 2023 Con Brio at APK!
Fri, February 03, 2023 February First Friday
Fri, February 03, 2023 Prayer Makers - Ecological Relics by Jannah Sexton Atkins
Fri, January 06, 2023 January First Friday
Sat, December 03, 2022 Youth Activity with Gail Priday
Fri, December 02, 2022 December Gallery Walk
Fri, December 02, 2022 Up Close and Under Foot by Gail Priday
Sat, November 19, 2022 Con Brio at APK!
Thu, November 17, 2022 Alaskan Newspapers and the Holocaust: History Unfolded
Thu, November 17, 2022 Americans and the Holocaust Research Sprint
Fri, November 04, 2022 November First Friday
Fri, November 04, 2022 Midnight at the Fireworks Stand by Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit
Wed, November 02, 2022 Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
Sat, October 08, 2022 Last Day for Mug Up!
Fri, October 07, 2022 October First Friday
Sat, September 24, 2022 Con Brio at APK!
Fri, September 02, 2022 September First Friday
Wed, June 29, 2022 Family Fair at APK
Wed, June 08, 2022 Weavers' Gathering!
Sat, June 04, 2022 Youth Activity for 2nd-6th Graders with See Stories
Fri, June 03, 2022 June First Friday
Tue, May 31, 2022 Teen Film Workshop with See Stories
Fri, May 27, 2022 Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
Sat, May 07, 2022 Mug Up at Juneau Maritime Festival
Fri, May 06, 2022 Mug Up Lecture Series
Fri, May 06, 2022 May First Friday
Sat, April 23, 2022 Watercolor Maps with Rachelle Bonnett
Fri, April 01, 2022 April First Friday
Fri, April 01, 2022 Mug Up: The Language of Work
Fri, March 04, 2022 March First Friday
Sat, February 26, 2022 Sanctuary by Allie High
Sat, February 05, 2022 Chilkat Robe: Process and Weaving Artist Talk with Laine Rinehart (Tlingit)
Fri, February 04, 2022 February Virtual First Friday
Sat, January 29, 2022 Exhibit Walk Through with Ben Huff
Sat, January 22, 2022 Earring Making with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq)
Fri, January 21, 2022 Alaska State Library and Talking Book Center Present: Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
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
Fri, November 05, 2021 Atomic Island by 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 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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