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      December 1, 2017


      625 C Street
      Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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      Polar Nights: First Friday After Hours


      6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1

      Make aurora-inspired art in Art Lab, join an art discussion in the Art of the North galleries, enjoy elevator music by the Fireweed Flutes, and join a curated conversation with Arctic hip-hop artists followed by a rap battle. Free museum admission from 6 to 9 p.m., thanks to ConocoPhillips; Thomas Planetarium tickets extra.


      VIP Members: First Friday in Patrons Lounge
      6 to 6:30 p.m.
      VIP-level members are invited to drop into the new Patrons Lounge. Not a VIP-level member? Call membership at 929-9228 to upgrade or learn more.

      Open Studio: Aurora Art
      6 to 8 p.m.
      Bring the Aurora to life through art in Art Lab.

      Close-up: Words and Image
      6:30 p.m.
      Poetry meets visual art in the Art of the North galleries. Examine individual works through close-looking, conversation, and facilitated art-making. Guest curator Francesca Du Brock will lead participants in an imaginative poetry activity that delves into the context and materiality of particular artworks. By narrating, reflecting on and asking questions of the artworks themselves, participants will explore and expand the many stories these objects have to tell. Close-up sessions get up-close and personal with artworks and collection objects. Join for lively discussion facilitated by museum educators and staff. No art making experience is necessary. Space is limited; preregistration recommended.

      Curated Conversation: Arctic Hip-Hop Superstars
      6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
      Sami rapper SlinCraze, from the village of Maze, Finnmark, Norway will rap and discuss indigenous language and culture. Joining him will be Philipp Blanchett of Pamyua.

      Snapshots: A Creative Community
      6 to 7 p.m.
      Picture this: Anchorage’s creative community gathered on the museum lawn for a group photo. Anyone self-identifying as part of the Creative Sector is welcome, including those involved with arts-centric businesses and organizations, museums, theaters, film, music, writing, architecture, advertising, graphic design, applied design, technology, and more. The Creative Sector is an important cultural, artistic, and economic contributor to communities worldwide. It is predicted that this group will only continue to grow in the years to come.

      Snapshots: A Community of Women
      8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      Picture this: the women of Anchorage gathered on the museum lawn for a group photo. All female and female identifying community members are welcome to join us for this special photo op with photographers Michael Conti and Jody Overstreet. Let’s fill the museum common and lawn! We’ll share pics on our Facebook page and other social media channels. #AnchorageCommunityWomen

      Battle of the Breweries
      6 to 9 p.m.
      Muse features lager beers in this month’s Battle of the Breweries: Silver Gulch Fairbanks Lager, Anchor Brewing California Lager and Kenai Peninsula Brewers Reserve. Enjoy a beer flight and an appetizer for $20. Ages 21 and older.

      Live Piano Music in Muse
      5 to 9 p.m.
      Enjoy an appetizer, dinner and wine or beer while listening to Alex Cruvar on the piano.

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