In the main gallery, Salmon Culture, includes the work of more than thirty Alaska Native artists whose work references salmon love across the state. In the community gallery, Salmon Culture: Kachemak Bay Connections, shares twelve local Kachemak Bay artists’ work that references local relationships with salmon. This exhibit runs from October 7 – December 17, 2022.
Salmon Culture celebrates connections between salmon and Alaska Native peoples through contemporary, historical and archaeological works of art. This exhibition honors salmon as a resource that has nourished our communities physically and spiritually for thousands of years. As shared by exhibition circle advisor, Erin Gingrich: “Salmon are gifts, every single one a blessing. The continuity of their ancient cycle is something we owe to the past, present and future, not just our own future generations but the futures of all that have a part in this ecosystem.”
This exhibition is organized by a circle of Alaska Native salmon people: Anna Hoover, Erin Gingrich, Rochelle Adams, Drew Michael, Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi and Ilgavak Peter Williams. We invite you to celebrate salmon with us.