One of just two Alaskan State Museums, the Juneau museum hosts a variety of traveling exhibits including Decolonizing Alaska (through October 13) with 30 artists featured. Topics include resilience, cultural survival and adaptation from major forces in Alaska such as climate change and colonization.

Don’t miss the Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic and Contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection also through October 13th. In September, a two-month exhibit for the Sesquicentennial celebrates 150 years of the Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States with collections from the Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums.


The Alaska State Museum has been a landmark in the state since 1900. Founded as the Historical Library and Museum, the purpose has always been to exhibit, collect and preserve works of art and exhibit objects from the state. Now with 27,000 objects, the museum continues to acquire natural history artifacts and art objects to showcase the history, culture and artistry of Alaska.

With an online search option and artist opportunities including a Native artists program, the museum continues to serve Alaskan history and art lovers from around the world. Located at 395 Whittier Street, summer hours extend through September 27 with daily hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.