Photos and scholarly text explain in detail how Roald Amundsen spent his youth preparing for a life in the Polar Regions, his first meeting with the Antarctic, the three years he spent with the Inuit in the Arctic region, and the historic Race for the South Pole from 1910-12.
Founded in 1951 by visionary designer Armi Ratia and her husband Viljo, Marimekko not only sparked an international revolution in post-WWII pattern and textile production, but also captured a new philosophy based on the power of design in everyday life.
Nordic Heritage Museum presents: Swedish Crime Scenes, a banner exhibition curated and designed by the Swedish Institute in Paris, which “presents 21 Swedish crime fiction authors from a perspective that both gives the audience a good idea of Swedish crime fiction but also effectively presents Swedish geography and landscape.”
The third floor exhibitions illustrate the differences and the common bonds among the Scandinavian people. There is one gallery for each of the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
On assignment from Nordic House in Reykjavik, the artist duo Cooper & Gorfer explore the driving forces of creativity behind the fashion of the Western Nordic region: Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.
This is the American premier of renowned chef Magnus Nilsson’s traveling exhibit, featuring photographs, stories, and recipes. The exhibition highlights unique Nordic ingredients and examins the rich culinary history and cooking techniques of the Nordic countries.
Dual Exposures by Diana Velasco explores two bodies ofwork: the “Portraits” series highlights subjects who have a Danish parent and a non-Danish parent, presented twice in each photograph to illustrate the two cultural and national backgrounds they carry.
A son of Finnish and Swedish immigrants, the Chicago-born commercial artist and painter Warner Sallman (1892-1968) has been cited by the New York Times as one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century.