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Autumn hours at the State Museum – The Spirit Wraps Around You exhibit Closes October 9

by LAM Webmaster on 2021-09-14T07:45:00-08:00 in Alaska State Museum, Museums | Comments

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2021

Juneau – The Alaska State Museum is now on autumn hours, open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am–5 pm. Come experience this summer’s special exhibit before it closes in just 3 more weeks. The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles exhibit was developed by the Museum, working with a curatorial team of internationally renowned weavers: Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida), Delores Churchill (Haida), Marie Oldfield (Tsimshian) and Lani Hotch (Tlingit).  Assisted by renowned local weavers: Kay Field Parker, Marcia Stier, Lily Hope (Tlingit), Janice Criswell (Haida), and others.  Lily Hope and Kay Parker are alternating days at the Museum to demonstrate Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving. 

The exhibition has been made possible thanks to generous support from community members as well as: The Ciri Foundation, King Family Trust, Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum, the Juneau Community Foundation, Ravenstail Weaver’s Guild, and Sealaska Heritage.

Admission is $14, $13 for seniors. Those age 18 and under are free. Walk-in visits are welcome at this time, no reservation required. Please maintain social distancing between groups, please wear a face mask, and for admission to the museum, please pay by credit card (not cash). A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can call (907) 465-2929 to make any necessary arrangements. For more information, visit www.museums.alaska.gov.

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
907.465.2911
patience.frederiksen@alaska.gov
lam.alaska.gov


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