Seawolf Advisory!

This morning, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

About the Kimura Gallery

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Exhibition Mandate

Exhibition programming at the Kimura Gallery focuses on national and international contemporary artists and artworks. The Kimura acts as a bridge connecting visual art to the UAA and Anchorage communities by exploring themes, ideas, and issues relevant to our times. Kimura exhibitions aspire to reflect current developments in art-making, and in culture at-large, while creating an opportunity for public dialogue regarding new work, diverse perspectives, and pertinent research.

Education Mandate

The Kimura Gallery is an integral component of the art program at UAA. Exhibitions at the Kimura are used to enhance the curriculum of studio art, art history, and general education courses. They act as a primary research source for students to view artwork by a rotating selection of international and national artists first-hand. The Kimura also provides a limited number of hands-on internship opportunities for students interested in acquiring professional curatorial and exhibition management skills applicable to a career in the arts. At the end of each Spring term, the Kimura Gallery hosts the final thesis exhibition projects of the Art Department’s graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students.

Namesake

The Kimura Gallery is named after Sam Kimura, Professor Emeritus of Art, 1996, and Joan Kimura, also a former UAA Professor of Art. Sam Kimura was an Alaska-born master photographer, and son of one of the first Japanese immigrant families to settle in Anchorage. Joan’s abstract and figurative paintings and drawings earned her the reputation as “one of the founding mothers of contemporary arts in Alaska”. Both Sam and Joan studied art in New York, and their work has been included in several prominent private and public collections in Alaska and beyond.

Current and Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions