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A scaly art finds its instructor

...arts once more."Fish skin sewing is a traditional art form in danger of being forgotten," said Sheldon Jackson museum curator Jackie Fernandez in a workshop here. "For a long time it was lost."Armstrong looked in museums for inspiration...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-19
Art
Weaving a new Native narrative in museums

...museum? "The narrative ... is crafted largely by the museum, and not the Native communities," Portland Art Museum Curator of Native American Art Deana Dartt said. Dartt is hoping to change how the Native story is told - and she thinks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-15/weaving-new-native-narrative-museums
Local
Alaska artists invited to apply for Anchorage Museum exhibitions

...established more than 30 years ago to encourage Alaska artists to create new works. This year's juror is Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson. The winner of the Best of Show Award receives a $1,000 prize. "All Alaska Juried...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/alaska-artists-invited-apply-anchorage-mu
Art
When auction house looks to Tlingit art, the sacred goes on sale

...to petition a museum to have an object returned.What they would need to have the object returned, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson said, is a preponderance of evidence - 51 percent.Jacobs said he is 99.9 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-16/when-auction-house-looks-tlingit-art-sa
State | Local
Researchers looking for cause of starfish deaths

...Group, was working with the Sitka Sound Science Center to conduct coastal biodiversity surveys.At the Anchorage Museum, curator Greg Danner said the disease seems to have vanished since November. Before that, the museum euthanized a total...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-10/researchers-looking-cause-starfish-deat
State
A long way from home

...imagine, then, the excitement of Springfield Science Museum Curator of Anthropology Dr. Ellen Savulis last fall when...almost barren of trees. Savulis contacted Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson, who was able to identify...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-16/long-way-home
Art
September First Friday Art Walk

...Saturday, the museum will feature new acquisitions from international contemporary doll artists recently purchased by museum curator and doll maker Mary Ellen Frank.Also new are two vintage knee-high Yupik folk art dolls, six acquisitions to...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-09-05/september-first-friday-art-walk
Art
The Monuments Men

Now Playing Synopsis: Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler's death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes (Clooney) to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

First Friday Art Walk

...contemporary doll artists Akira Blount of Tennessee has just donated 17 of her early works and mid career works to the museum. Curator Mary Ellen Frank, long time apprentice of Akira and her husband Larry Blound, brought suitcases of this collection...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-01/first-friday-art-walk
Art
Barrow experiences first sunset in months

...some people might find it strange to live somewhere with extended periods of sunlight or darkness, Patuk Glenn, museum curator at the Inupiat Heritage Center, said residents have grown accustomed to the seasons."Most of us, anyway, don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-04/barrow-experiences-first-sunset-months
State

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