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Permanent Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

  • On Now:

    August 19, 2023 – November 26, 2023

    Arctic Highways

    Arctic Highways invites you to explore contemporary art and handicraft by Indigenous artists from Sápmi, Canada, and Alaska and consider “Arctic Highways”—channels for the fluid exchange of art and culture—that existed long before the artificial borders of nation-states.

  • On Now:

    September 18, 2023

    Northwest Trolls: Way of the Bird King

    Danish artist and activist Thomas Dambo transforms trash into treasure, creating public sculptures that beautify their surroundings. The National Nordic Museum will be one of six sites for "Northwest Trolls: The Way of the Bird King."

  • On Now:

    July 15, 2023 - January 28, 2024

    Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir: Wayfinders

    Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir's Wayfinders greets visitors upon their arrival and guides their path throughout the public spaces of the National Nordic Museum. Wayfinders considers life's journey, including travels and resettlement abroad generally, and the Nordic-American experience specifically.

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    Ar(c)t(ic) Design

    The 2023 Ar(c)t(ic) Design contest and exhibition is curated by the second grade scholars and environmental advocates in Dr. Jennie Warmouth’s class at Spruce Elementary School in the Edmonds School District. Explore some of their contributions and selections in this special virtual gallery!

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Upcoming:

    March 22, 2024 - July 21, 2024

    Nordic Utopia

    Nordic Utopia: African Americans in the 20th Century illuminates the untold story of African American visual and performing artists, such as Doug Crutchfield, Herb Gentry, Dexter Gordon, William Henry Johnson, Howard Smith, and Walter Williams, who sought new possibilities, inspiration, and environments in the Nordic countries.