Things are moving quickly along! Since September, museum staff and volunteers have relocated the whole of collections storage into the former store and special exhibits gallery, which won’t be affected during this phase of construction. Beachy Construction has begun work to renovate the front deck and entry, and erected a dust barricade to protect the permanent gallery (and overflow storage) from their work to install a new ramp to the marine gallery. The downstairs is completely gutted and preparing for a whole new life as dedicated storage and classroom space! Walls are going away upstairs as we get a glimpse of a new, wide open gallery space!
Dedications to Alaskan Women Writers and Storytellers
How do we know, relate to, and narrate the complexities of living in the North? What words resonate with us when we talk, hear, or read about the place we call home? What sparks us to learn more, change our behavior, and show empathy towards a place and its people? These questions inspired Haines artist Katie Ione Craney to create a new series of work based on deciphering the roles of women within the literary and physical landscape.
Opening reception: Friday, August 3, 5-7 p.m.