The Valdez Museum’s permanent historical exhibits reflect the history of Valdez, the Copper River Valley, and Prince William Sound from the earliest days, when Native Alaskans first occupied the area, to the present day. Exhibits are located in two buildings that are four blocks apart: the main Valdez Museum at 217 Egan Drive, and the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit at 436 South Hazelet Ave. We recommend that visitors come to the Valdez Museum first for an overview of our history and then visit the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit to better understand the period of time surrounding the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake.
The Valdez Museum has supported a robust and inspirational guest curated temporary exhibition program for more than 20 years. These exhibitions are opportunities for artists, historians, and scientists to creatively communicate our region’s rich cultural and environmental history. And for our visitors to engage with and explore those ideas.
We mount 4-5 temporary exhibits annually at the main Valdez Museum. Whether you’re dreaming of a solo or group show and art installation, or taking a historical, cultural, scientific, or interdisciplinary look at this place we call home, we want to hear your proposals and ideas. Proposals should fit within the museum’s mission and values, and explore the culture, art, history, or geography of Valdez, Prince William Sound and the Copper River Basin, and its place in the world.
Exhibit Proposals are due March 1, 2023 for 2024 and later. Questions can be directed to Caren S. Oberg, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 835-8905.