Public Programs

Announcing The Marie Darlin Prize

Announcing The Marie Darlin Prize

The Marie Darlin Prize was established by Mike Blackwell and is an annual $5000 prize recognizing an outstanding work of art or literature. Mike Blackwell wanted to honor Marie Darlin who was a dedicated volunteer, Juneau historian, and community advocate until her death in June of 2018.  The prize specifically honors those whose work, through a vision and shared sense of community, expresses a commitment to women’s rights, social history, and community advocacy.

Before his death in January 2019, Mike spearheaded the fundraising for this prize through the Juneau Community Foundation and together the City Museum, the Friends of the JDCM, and a host of donors have established an endowment at the Foundation that will yield an annual income to support his vision. When Mike unexpectedly died in January 2019, a committee was formed to finalize the parameters of the prize and put in place a process for submission and selection.

Download Prize Requisites Here

Coffee & Collections with Crystal Worl December 7

Coffee & Collections with Crystal Worl December 7

Saturday, December 7, 10:30-Noon 

Join us at the City Museum for a Coffee & Collections presentation by artist, Crystal Worl.  Crystal will discuss her exhibition, One Raven: Painting One Story at a Time, a collection of vibrant paintings which combine traditional Tlingit and Athabascan design elements with contemporary color and texture. Through slides and video clips, Crystal will also discuss her life (and work) living between Juneau, Alaska and Vancouver, BC, and her experiences working as an apprentice of Haida artist, Robert Davidson. Coffee & Collections is a free event, and coffee will be provided thanks to a generous donation by Heritage Coffee Company.