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Permanent Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

  • On Now:

    Aug 6, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022

    Across the West and Toward the North

    Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography provides a new examination of Norwegian and American landscape photography in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  • On Now:

    July 19, 2022 - October 16, 2022

    What Does It Mean to Be Nordic?

    The Museum's curatorial team poses this question to six interviewees. Their answers explore the melding of Nordic with African, Asian, European Jewish, and Indigenous cultures to shape identity.

  • On Now:

    July 7, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

    Nordic Swan

    Danish artist and activist Thomas Dambo transforms trash into treasure, creating public sculptures that beautify their surroundings. His Nordic Swan was fashioned from 300 recycled mayonnaise containers fitted over a wooden armature and embodies Denmark's symbol for recycling as well as the fairytale Ugly Duckling.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Upcoming:

    Oct 22, 2022 - Feb 12, 2023

    Alvar Aalto’s Jyväskylä by Janne Tuunanen

    Renowned Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is recognized as one of the great masters of modern architecture. When the pandemic drove the New York–­­based Finnish photographer Janne Tuunanen back to Jyväskylä, he discovered a newfound appreciation for Aalto’s early projects in their shared Finnish hometown.

  • Upcoming:

    Dec 9, 2022 - Mar 5, 2023


    From December 2022 until March 2023, the National Nordic Museum will present Mygration, an exhibition of works by Tomas Colbengtson and Stina Folkebrant.

  • Upcoming:

    Mar 17, 2023 - July 30, 2023


    The National Nordic Museum will present an immersive artwork created by Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), lead singer of the world-famous Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. Created specifically for the Museum, the artwork will be the focus of Jónsi’s first museum exhibition in the United States.