Date(s) - 04/05/2018 - 07/01/2018
Cascadia Art Museum
“Modern Alaska: Art of the Midnight Sun, 1930-70”
Cascadia Art Museum Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday: 11am-6pm, Art Walk Edmonds: Third Thursdays, 5-8pm – FREE
Modern Alaska: Art of the Midnight Sun, 1930-1970
In this first of its kind exhibition, we will present works created by Northwest artists who traveled to Alaska in the mid-20th century.
In the summer of 1938, Tacoma photographer Virna Haffer (1899-1974) visited Alaska with her husband, Norman Randall a mining engineer, and produced a series of works while traveling in the Windham Bay region and other parts of the state. We will be featuring thirty of these vintage photographs, shown publicly for the first time.
In 1959, Danny Pierce (1920-2014) and his budding family moved to Alaska where under a Carnegie Grant, he became the first artist-in-residence at the University of Alaska. The following year he founded the University’s art department, the first in the state.