FREEZE is a project of the Alaska Design Forum in association with the Anchorage Museum and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.

The Alaska Design Forum (ADF) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1992, made up of architects, artists, and designers. The organization was formed to broaden the range of discussion of the design of the built environment. As an educational group, ADF presents programs that expose the community to leading-edge design and art ideas and encourage discussion on the relevance of these ideas to life and design in Alaska.

A world-class museum located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center began as a public-private partnership to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia. Each year, more than 20 traveling exhibits from around the globe visit the Museum and are complemented by innovative public programming. In 1992, the Museum became the home of the first regional office of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Arctic Studies Center. The Arctic Studies Center supports the Museum’s mission through research, education, collections and exhibitions. Today the Museum is one of the 10 most visited attractions and in 2009 it will open its expanded facility, designed by world-renowned architect David Chipperfield.

The International Gallery of Contemporary Art (IGCA) is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to new works in visual and interdisciplinary arts. It was established to provide the community with a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists and audiences can come together, to offer a point of view that encourages vision, risk-taking and discovery, and to be an art space where experimentation and risk are still possible.


  • Anchorage Downtown Partnership
  • Alaska Center for the Environment
  • University of Alaska
  • Alaska Native Arts Foundation
  • Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Barrow Arctic Science Consortium
  • Solstice Advertising
  • Imaginarium
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