Please join us for a talk by the curator of Living Alaska: A decade of collecting contemporary art for Alaska museums. Sven Haakanson, Jr. culled 25 works from the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund’s over 1,100, to serve as the core of this exhibit as it travels throughout Alaska in celebration of the program and its forward-thinking collaboration with Alaska museums.
Sven Haakanson, Jr. has specialized in documenting and preserving the language and culture of the Alutiiq. He is former Executive Director of the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska, now on the anthropology faculty at the University of Washington and Curator of Native American Anthropology at the Burke Museum. In 2007 he was a MacArthur Fellow award winner.