See the Ravages of Denali at the Anchorage Museum

12 03 2012

Frostbite. Blisters. Exhaustion. Sun and wind burn. And that’s before we even get talking about the emotional impact of summiting Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest.

A photography exhibit on now at the always-excellent Anchorage Museum aims to capture the scars the mountain inflicts on its visitors. Photographer Tim Remick set up at base camp and shot climbers as they returned from the summit – the results, from the images I’ve seen online, are powerful.

After: Portraits From Denali runs until April 15. Check it out if you’re able!


Introducing ‘Mammoths and Mastodons’ at the Anchorage Museum

3 03 2011

Exciting news from the Anchorage Museum: a new traveling exhibit, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, opens tomorrow. The displays were put together by Chicago’s Field Museum, and they include skulls, skeletons, and fleshed-out replicas of the giant mammals, as well as human art and artifacts from the Ice Age.

A visit costs $24 for adults, $21 for students, seniors and military personnel, and $17 for children under 12. The ticket also gets you into all of the museum’s permanent exhibits, including the excellent Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, a remarkable collection of artifacts from Alaska Native groups, arranged by region.

“Mammoths and Mastodons” is on until October 9. So if you’re visiting Anchorage this summer, that’s your inevitable rainy day taken care of, right?