JANUARY 26, 2019
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 Debuts to Enthusiastic Reception
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 opened today at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. Visitors, including some Tlingit people related to figures in the photographs, were delighted to see these original 1868 Muybridge photographs of Alaska, the first of Tlingit people and of the territory to be widely seen. Visitors appeared to be especially excited to view the photographs through special twinscope viewers, produced by artist Colleen Woolpert, that transform the stereo views into single 3D images. Thanks to Loren Anderson and Stephen Blanchett and the ANHC for hosting the exhibition, and to Angie Demma for production support. We are indebted to our sponsors: the Atwood Foundation, the Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. A final shout out to Mary Everson who shared her family’s very rare photograph, inscribed by Muybridge, that features her ancestors, and to Len Walle who lent 16 cherished Muybridge stereo views and has been a valued partner throughout the planning and execution of the show.
Some photographs from the opening. Copyright: Marc Shaffer.
JANUARY 15, 2019
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 to Open with Public Forum January 26 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage
We are excited to announce that Muybridge in Alaska: 1868, an unprecedented exhibition of Edward Muybridge’s 1868 photography of Tongass, Wrangle (sic) and Sitka, Alaska will premiere Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The exhibition will run through the end of March, before traveling to the Sheldon Museum in Haines, Alaska. Stay tuned for news of a possible Sitka stop in early summer 2019. On January 26 from 4-6 PM, the Alaska Native Heritage Center will host a public forum to discuss the photographs. Panelists will include celebrated Tinglit glass artist and musician Preston Singletary, Tlingit authority Tom Harris, University of Alaska anthropologist Dan Monteith, and exhibition organizer and Exposing Muybridge director Marc Shaffer. The exhibition features 16 original Muybridge stereo views on loan from the collection of Leonard A. Walle and a carte de visite photograph inscribed by Muybridge to a Tlingit chief loaned by Mary Everson.
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 is made possible with financial support from the Atwood Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Humanities Forum, the host institutions.
JANUARY 3, 2019
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 Receives Alaska State Arts Grant
The Alaska State Council on the Arts has awarded a Harper Arts Touring Grant to Muybridge in Alaska: 1868. We are grateful to our partner Helen Alten of the Sheldon Museum in Haines for serving as applicant and managing the grant, and to Laura Forbes and the Alaska State Council on the Arts for their generous support.
NOVEMBER 9, 2018
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 Receives Alaska State Humanities Grant
The Alaska Humanities Forum has awarded Inside Out Media a grant to support Muybridge in Alaska: 1868, an unprecedented exhibition of original Muybridge views of Alaska. Taken by Muybridge in August 1868, these are the earliest photographs of Tlingit people, of Southeast Alaska, and are the first of the territory to be widely seen. Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 will go on display at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage beginning in January 2019, before traveling to the Alaskan towns of Haines and Sitka in the spring and summer.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Splitting the Second is now Exposing Muybridge
We have renamed our documentary and virtual reality project Exposing Muybridge, retiring our original working title, Splitting the Second. We can’t promise we won’t rename the project one last time as we got closer to release (still a long ways down the road), but we like Exposing Muybridge for its reference to photography, to Muybridge’s penchant for getting naked in front of the camera, for the inclusion of “Muybridge” in the title, and because it captures our mission to reveal a deeper meaning to Muybridge’s life and work, one that says as much about us as it does about him. Tell us what you think by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUST 8, 2018
Splitting the Second Awarded NEH Production Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Inside Out Media $500,000 towards production of Splitting the Second. We are proud to be one of just three applicants this funding cycle to be selected for NEH documentary production support. Thank you to the NEH and to the U.S. taxpayers who support this essential cultural institution! #NEHGrant
MARCH 22, 2018
Muybridge in Alaska: 1868. Unprecedented Exhibit of Original Muybridge Stereo Views Receives Major Grant
Through the extraordinary generosity of a private collector, we are mounting an unprecedented exhibit of original Muybridge stereograms of Alaska to travel to various museums across the state. Muybridge’s photographs are the first of Tlingit people, and of the Anglos who settled or were stationed in SE Alaska. They are among Muybridge’s earliest work. This summer will mark the 150th anniversary of the making of these historic images that capture Alaska at the dawn of a new American age. We are pleased to announce that the Atwood Foundation has awarded us a major grant to support the creation of the exhibit. For more information, or if you would like to help, contact Marc Shaffer: 510-468-4610
AUGUST 2, 2017
Splitting the Second Awarded NEH Grant
Splitting the Second has been awarded a rare and prestigious NEH development grant.