Current Exhibits

Jinkaat Yoo X̱’atánk Lingít X̱’éináx̱ (10 Tlingit Words to Know and Use) on display through April 2019

Jinkaat Yoo X̱’atánk Lingít X̱’éináx̱ (10 Tlingit Words to Know and Use) on display through April 2019

Exhibit runs through 2019-04-30

  • First Friday Opening Reception
  • November 2
  • 4:30-7:00pm

Kootéeyaa, s’eek and s’áxt (totem pole, black bear, and devil’s club) are just a few words we regularly use when communicating about place in Southeast Alaska. Jinkaat Yoo X̱’atánk Lingít X̱’éináx̱ or Ten Tlingit Words to Know and Use invites the viewer to use these words (and more) in Tlingit- a language that has been in use for at least 10,000 years.

Jinkaat Yoo X̱’atánk Lingít X̱’éináx̱ will be on display in the Media Room Gallery through April 2019 and will include ten Tlingit words displayed alongside ten curated items from the Museum’s permanent collection. Viewers will be encouraged to learn both the meaning and pronunciation of the ten Tlingit words and can also participate in learning additional Tlingit vocabulary and phrases through interacting with Museum exhibits, utilizing language learning resources and consulting with a Tlingit language learning group.

In addition, Museum visitors will be provided a Tlingit language “scavenger hunt’ to assist in learning additional Tlingit vocabulary. Using a list of Tlingit words, participants will be encouraged to explore the Museum’s exhibits to locate the words and find their meanings.

Tlingit language learning resources and learning activities will be available in the Media Room Gallery for individuals or groups who want to use the gallery for language learning through April 2019.

Recent Works by Alexandra Bookless January 4th through 26th

Recent Works by Alexandra Bookless January 4th through 26th

Exhibit runs through 2019-01-27

The City Museum will feature Alexandra Bookless and her recent works, "Substrate" in the Murray Gallery during the month of January 2019. "Substrate" opens with a First Friday reception on January 4th and runs through January 26th, 2019.

Alexandra Bookless is a Juneau resident originally from the Yukon. First taking on art through the tutelage of her architect mother, as well as her own self-teaching, she ended up completing a Bachelors of Arts in Art at the University of Alaska Southeast. During the course of her art education she developed a high regard for technical skill, execution, and thorough design.

The intent behind these recent works is to break some of the irons of stilted composition and incorporate different materials that complement the lean design notions of which the artist is fond. This body of work hopes to shed a somewhat less common light on our surroundings here in Juneau, Alaska, and the picturesque North.

It is hoped that the viewer will pay attention to the meanings and importance that we attribute to the different materials and sights that we are faced with on a daily basis; the components of these compositions.