Current Exhibits

"Favorites"Alice Tersteeg and Dianne Anderson October 5th - Nov. 24th“Robins Love Berries Too” Oil painting by Dianne Anderson.Tribute to Alice Tersteeg.

"Favorites"Alice Tersteeg and Dianne Anderson October 5th - Nov. 24th

Exhibit runs through 11/24/2018

  • Joint Artist Exhibit
  • October 5th through November 24th
  • Opening Reception October 5th

“Favorites” is a joint art show by Professor Alice Tersteeg and her former student and teaching assistant, Dianne Anderson. The theme of this exhibit plays on the teacher-student friendship between Tersteeg and Anderson and is expressed through painting, printmaking and handmade paper collage. Please join us at the City Museum for an opening reception of "Favorites" on Friday, October 5th from 4:30-7:00pm. Artwork, prints and cards may be purchased through the Museum Store. This exhibit runs through November 24th, 2018.

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.

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 04/30/2019

  • 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.