In what has become a major focus of the Anchorage Museum, the publicly funded institution is expanding its ever-expanding climate-alarmist exhibits.
Through January, the museum is pushing its “How to Survive” program, which is entirely focused on manmade global climate change, melting permafrost, vanishing sea ice, unpredictable weather patterns and struggling wildlife species.”
One prominent display shows men, women and children wearing quilted hazmat suits, protective face masks, googles and rubber gloves as they wander through a green forest.
Infused with gender-bending philosophy, the art consists of pieces created by so called “female-identifying contemporary artists,” along with “cultural belongings from the museum’s collection, recent design innovations, and a Community Climate Archive featuring voices from across Alaska [to] prompt us to consider the habits we must nurture to bring forth more positive futures.”
According to the museum website, the art is deliberately intended to promote cultural activism among viewers, focusing on the “sadness and loss” stemming from climate change, while imploring museum goers to work towards a world of “sustainable futures grounded in equity and justice.”
Ultimately, the art exhibits provide no easy solutions, the museum website admits.
“There are no easy answers here, only gestures that show us other ways of being are possible and within our power to imagine and enact,” it states.
The latest displays reflect the museums ongoing commitment to increasingly embrace the cultural and political agenda of the far left.
Supported by the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum Foundation, and private, corporate and foundation funds, the museum has become a mouthpiece for climate change alarmism, critical race theory, diversity, equity and inclusion and LGBTQ activism.
Earlier this year, the prominent institution used its sizable public resources to recruit and train area teens to be radical climate change activists who can then be used to convince their peers to join the fight against fossil fuels and advocate for electric vehicles and other so-called “green energy” solutions.
According to the museum website past teen climate activists have been convinced that the “earth is burning” and that if they don’t act soon they may not even make it into adulthood.
The Anchorage Museum’s evolving mission mirrors what is happening to museums across the nation and the world. A 2022 Wall Street Journal article by art editor Eric Gibson notes that museums are facing a “crisis of purpose.”
“They are now widely seen as shameful relics of the era of Western colonialism, whose proper social role is to advance a progressive agenda,” he observed.