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New Museum Exhibition Needs to be Seen, Heard, Experienced

LaMont Hamilton: To Hear the Earth Before the End of the World on view through 2024

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A new immersive Anchorage Museum installation using wrap-around sound and visuals invites visitors into a meditative experience inspired by the sounds of nature and open to interpretation.

Artist LaMont Hamilton’s.To Hear the Earth Before the End of the World is a sound-based project drawing on years of research and travel around the world to gain what Hamilton calls "a ground-zero understanding of our changing Earth.”

Hamilton spent time listening to glaciers cracking, smelling forest fires, and immersing himself in the mechanical cacophony of land being razed. During a 2022 residency with the Anchorage Museum, he gathered field recordings of sounds throughout Alaska.

The resulting installation immerses visitors in rich soundscape formed by the blending of the Alaska field recordings with archival recordings, digital and electronic sounds and more. Accompaying floor-to-ceiling video projections on each wall create an experience that is both transient and meditative.

LaMont Hamilton (b. 1982) is a multidisciplinary autodidact artist. Hamilton deals with the spiritual, ecological, and subconscious through sound, installation, performance, poetry, and lens-based media. Hamilton has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Artadia Award, ArtMatters Grant and more. He has held artist residencies in arts organizations and museums across the U.S. and Europe.


About the Anchorage Museum
The Anchorage Museum shares the art, history, and culture of Alaska and the North through exhibitions, public programs, and community projects that focus on people, place, planet and potential. Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the museum sits on the traditional homeland of the Dena’ina Eklutna. Learn more at

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