Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Travel Guide

Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Sights

Walter Soboleff Center

  • 105 Seward St. Map It
  • Juneau
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

This center devoted to Alaska Native art, culture, and language opened in May 2015. Operated by Sealaska Heritage Institute and named for a local Tlingit elder who died at age 102 in 2011, it includes a gallery, a traditional clan house, a living-history center, research areas, and a shop selling work by Northwest Coast artists. The building's three major public art pieces—exterior red metal panels, a carved cedar house facade, and a modern glass screen in the clan house itself—were created by three of the top Northwest Coast artists in the world (Robert Davidson, David Boxley, and Preston Singletary), and represent the three indigenous tribes of Southeast Alaska—Haida, Tsimshian, and Tlingit, respectively. The art pieces also highlight the center's dual role in honoring tradition while remaining forward-facing and contemporary. Among the goals of this downtown historical district facility are promoting Juneau's role as a hub of Northwest Coast art and fostering cross-cultural understanding between Native and non-Native populations.

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105 Seward St., Juneau, Alaska, 99801, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Daily 9–8

Published 10/26/2015


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