See shoes in a whole new light at Anchorage exhibition
From 04 October 2013 To 16 February 2014Address
Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Shoes may represent little more than an extension of the wardrobe to you and me, the reality is that the development and various uses of this footwear holds its own unique and fascinating story.
It’s a story that is set be brought to life at the Anchorage Museum this October, with Alaska showcasing some of the shoes and methods of foot protection that have come to define their very way of life.
Touching on national identity, class and survival in the harshest of Winter conditions, the new ‘Foonotes: Shoes with Stories to Tell” exhibit promises to explain the cultural and aesthetic importance of footwear in the northern climes.
With everything from ivory ice cleats to heel slippers and ceremonial mukluks, the museum exhibition promises to lift the lid on all things footwear, with some 400 different examples on offer to those visiting the region.
See the museum as part of a weekend stay in the Alaska area and you can also take advantage of the great rates available at Anchorage hotels in the area.
Footwear may not matter to you now but with a bit of explorative education here and you could find your perceptions changed dramatically.
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