About the Artist-in-Residence Program
The Artist-in-Residence program began in 2002 and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali National Park and Preserve.
The program is made possible by the support of the program's co-founder and first artist-in-residence, Kesler Woodward and Alaska Geographic, our non-profit partner, connecting people to Alaska's parks, forests, and refuges.
The East Fork Cabin - A Studio with a View
The East Fork Cabin, also known as the Murie Cabin, was the base from which the naturalist Adolph Murie conducted his landmark study of wolves, sheep, and predator/prey relationships in the park from 1939-41. Built in the late 1920s by the Alaska Road Commission, the Murie cabin is located 43 miles into the park, just off the Park Road, in a dramatic setting on the East Fork of the Toklat River between Sable Pass and Polychrome Pass.
A team approach to program operations
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Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.