First Friday in December
Umyuangvigkaq – A place to gather ideas
The museum welcomes dancer, choreographer, and performance artist Emily Johnson (Yup’ik), who combines dance, storytelling vignettes, props and theater sets.
General admission to the museum is free from 6 to 10 p.m. Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit is an additional cost.
About Emily Johnson
“Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. A Bessie Award-winning choreographer and 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography, she is based in Minneapolis and New York City. Originally from Alaska, she is of Yupâ€™ik descent and since 1998 has created work that considers the experience of sensing and seeing a performance. Her dances function as installations, engaging audiences within and through a space and environmentâ€”interacting with a place’s architecture, history, and role in the community.” Learn more at her website: www.catalystdance.com