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Alaska State Museum to participate in 9th annual Museum Day Live

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 12:04am

The Alaska State Museum will offer free admission on Saturday Sept. 28, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live, a nationwide event.

A local Museum Day Live ticket is available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

Three temporary solo exhibits are on display at the state museum: Kay Field Parker’s Ravenstail weaving exhibit, “Playing with Lightning;” Tommy Joseph’s exhibit of Tlingit armor, “Rainforest Warriors”; and Nicholas Galanin’s exhibit consisting of prints, monotypes, photographs and videos and entitled, “The State of Being, Displaced.” Also on display is a temporary exhibit of works by artists from The Canvas at REACH entitled, “Bird in the Tree, Fish in the Water, Vase by the Wall.” All these exhibits will be on display through Oct. 12.

Winter hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted winter admission is $3. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs; contact Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.

For more information, visit www.museums.alaska.gov and Smithsonian.com/museumday.

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