"For more than a decade, the Rasmuson Foundation has been giving annual grants to Alaska’s museums to acquire contemporary art. This unique program has allowed museums throughout the state, to purposefully build their collections. In its first ten years, the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund distributed 173 grants to 33 museums to purchase works by 436 artists.
Living Alaska shares the far-reaching impacts of the fund and a sample of the artwork it has preserved for the public. Curated by Sven Haakanson, Jr. and designed by the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the exhibition contains 25 pieces loaned from 12 different museums." - Anchorage Museum web-site: https://www.anchoragemuseum.org
Among the works included in the exhibit is one piece that was selected from the Palmer Museum's own Contemporary Art Collection, Gail Niebrugge's pen and ink drawing entitled "Musk Ox." The Palmer Museum is honored to have been one of the 12 museums selected to participate in this exciting endeavor and looks forward to sharing Gail's work with outside communities. The exhibit will be on display at the Anchorage Museum through February 7, 2016, and will then be touring various museums throughout the state.