Julie Decker is an artist, freelance writer and Director and CEO of the Anchorage Museum. In addition, she is a frequent guest art curator at the Anchorage Museum, currently working on exhibitions and publications on contemporary art for children, contemporary art of the Circumpolar North and on northern architecture. She is the director of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, a nonprofit organization, and an instructor of art history for the University of Alaska. Decker holds a doctorate degree in Contemporary Art History, a master’s degree in Arts Administration, and bachelor’s degrees in Fine Art and Journalism. Decker has written numerous articles and publications on the art and architecture of Alaska, including John Hoover: Art & Life, Icebreakers: Alaska’s Most Innovative Artists, Found & Assembled in Alaska, and Quonset: Metal Living for a Modern Age. She serves on the board of the Alaska Design Forum, the Anchorage Museum Building Committee and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation. She has lived in Alaska since 1971.