The Alaska State Museum February artifact of the month is a new house post by master carver Steve Brown. It's one of a pair of posts in the clan house gallery at the museum. Steve Brown is an internationally recognized artist, scholar, researcher, author, and curator of Northwest Coast art. You can find his work in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington State. The house posts flank another recent acquisition—a carved and painted screen by renowned Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson.