Hometown, Alaska: Public Art in Anchorage

A huge new public art project will become a keynote of downtown Anchorage when it is unveiled next week in front of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmusen Center. ‘Habitat’ (pictured right) is 24 feet tall and 37,000 pounds, and consists of a series 57 of stainless steel boxes in the shape of a seated man. What does it mean? Why is it important? And what do we want from public art? Participate in the conversation with host Charles Wohlforth on this week’s Hometown, Alaska Wednesday at 2:00 pm.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth, independent journalist and Alaskan author


  • Antony Gormley, artist
  • Julie Decker, PhD, artist
  • Jocelyn Young, curator of public art, Municipality of Anchorage

LIVE: Wed, April 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, April 21, 2010 at 10:00 p.m.


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