Current Exhibits

Discover Tech: Construction of the Juneau-Douglas Bridges & Capitol1980 Douglas Bridge Construction, photo by Vern Hirsh. Donated by Susan Brock, JDCM 2010.01.001

Discover Tech: Construction of the Juneau-Douglas Bridges & Capitol

Exhibit runs through 12/31/2018

The Juneau Public Libraries will host the second national tour of the interactive traveling exhibit Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference. In conjunction with that traveling exhibit, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will feature two local construction related exhibits. The exhibit in the Map Case Gallery will focus on the construction of the 1935 and 1980 Douglas Bridges, showing photographs from both construction projects and telling the history of the bridges. In the Video Room, we will exhibit history and photographs of the construction of the U.S. Federal and Territorial Building (now the Alaska Capitol), as well as competition panels and a model from the 2005 Alaska Capitol Design Competition. Both of the City Museum's Discover Tech exhibits will open during with a First Friday Reception on January 5th, 2018 and run through the end of the year.

Paintings by Dan Fruits: Sinking of the Sophia, Scenes from the OperaOil painting by Dan Fruits, courtesy of the artist.

Paintings by Dan Fruits: Sinking of the Sophia, Scenes from the Opera

Exhibit runs through 09/29/2018

Solo Artist Exhibit

May 4th through September 29th

Opening Reception May 4th

 

Sinking of the Sophia: Scenes from the Opera is a unique art exhibit featuring oil paintings by Dan Fruits which trace the story of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia in 1918. The sinking of the SS Princess Sophia resulted in 350 lives lost and involved almost all of the city of Juneau in its aftermath. Historical SS Princess Sophia artifacts from the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s permanent collection will accompany Fruit's paintings. In addition, Fruit’s paintings will become the back drop for an opera commemorating the centennial of this disaster. The opera will take place October 2018 in Juneau.