SUMMER HOURS: Galleries Open Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM
Historic Harbor Walking Tours – These are on hold as of today, but we are hoping to get these up and running this summer. Stay tuned!
Every Monday & Thursday through September 2, from 3 to 4:30 pm
Meet at the Wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg on the Homer Spit
Meet with a Museum docent at the Pratt wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit. Walk along the historic Homer harbor docks and learn about the boats, fishing, and some of the characters that shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime history. $10 per person or $8 when purchased with Museum admission.
2021 Quilt Raffle
Local quilters have pooled their talents to create TWO stunning quilts. The Kachemak Bay Quilters and the Patrons of the Pratt Society sponsor the annual Quilt Raffle and tickets are on sale at the Museum. The drawing will be held on December 3rd and you do not need to be present to win.
Alaska Positive May – August
Now in its 49th year, Alaska Positive is a statewide juried photographic exhibition organized and toured by the Alaska State Museum. Its purpose is to encourage the practice of photography as an art form in Alaska. The exhibit is comprised of 38 photographs by 26 photographs selected from among over 200 statewide submissions
Finding Home in Homer May-August
Finding Home in Homer is a new project hosted by the Pratt Museum for young people (ages 14-24) who have lived experience with homelessness, housing insecurity/at risk, CouchSurfing, unstable home environments, or car camping, or teens seeking emancipation due to parent relations. The goal of this project is to connect young people in the community with local artist mentors, workshops, and a group of peers to create art, music, and writing in response to the question “what is home?” We hope this project provides a platform for young people in the community to share stories, make connections, and call Homer to action to work to end youth homelessness. Concluding this year’s program, youth participating have the option of submitting their artwork for the Finding Home in Homer exhibit.
Microbial Worlds June – September
Discover the hidden world of microscopic organisms as seen through the lens of the arts. In this collaborative exhibit sponsored by the arts-humanities-science consortium, In a Time of Change, fourteen artists and writers magnify the physical beauty of microbes and illuminate the many roles they play in human and environmental health.
Ron Senungetuk October – December
Inupiaq artist and Homer resident Ronald Senungetuk (1933-2020) was a world-renowned sculptor, silversmith, and woodcarver who blended ancestral Inupiaq forms with modern concepts and materials. Senungetuk is well known to Homer area artists who describe Senungetuk as having a major presence in the local arts scene. This exhibition organized by the Anchorage Museum presents works created over his career.
Gull Island Cam Daily, all summer, Marine Gallery
Courtesy of Seldovia Native Association Broadcasting live our seabird cam lets you see and hear the sounds of nesting seabirds on Gull Island in Kachemak Bay. Visitors to the Museum control the camera for close-ups of common murres, puffins, cormorants, glaucous-winged gulls, kittiwakes, and their young.
Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place
The Pratt Museum’s permanent exhibition features community-based videos, photo essays, and interactive computer displays that take visitors beyond the Museum walls to learn about historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay.
Historic Harrington Cabin
Adjacent to the Museum, the cabin is filled with items that show how the hard-working people who
homesteaded around Kachemak Bay lived. Hand tools, antique appliances, daily diaries, crochet work, and kitchen supplies weave a tale of their lifestyle. Museum docents are sometimes available to give guided tours, or visitors can listen to an oral history recording.
A stroll through the garden paths in front of the Museum reveals an array of 150 plant species native to the Kenai Peninsula. Forget-me-nots, wild geranium, chocolate lilies, wild roses and Labrador tea are only a few of the many that bloom there.
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out the Pratt’s website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org, and click on the calendar of events.