All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

Northern Exposure: Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed


May 5 – Sept. 16, 2018

Northern Exposure represents a survey of contemporary arts from Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and the autonomous regions of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland. Conceived as an aesthetic study of how the Nordic character continues to redefine itself within an evolving global context, this exhibition challenges perceptions of form, gender, identity, nature, technology, and the body,  and features works by internationally acclaimed artists including Olafur Eliasson, Bjarne Melgaard, Jesper Just, Kim Simonsson, and Cajsa Von Zeipel.  Northern Exposure has been organized by the Nordic Museum in cooperation with The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and lenders from institutions and private collections throughout the Nordic region.

Above: Passing Through Kicking Legs, Cajsa Von Zeipel (2014)
Right (top): Crossing Paths, Outi Pieski (2014)
Right (bottom): Ældgammel Baby, Tori Wrånes (2017)

More Exhibitions

Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!


Closed During Transition!

Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.