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Permanent Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

  • 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.

  • 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."

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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:

    December 9, 2023 - March 10, 2024

    Søren Solkær: Sort Sol

    Through the lens of renowned Danish photographer Søren Solkær, Sort Sol captures and showcases the mesmerizing formations of starling flocks known as murmurations. 

  • 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,  who sought new possibilities, inspiration, and environments in the Nordic countries.

  • Upcoming:

    January 13, 2024 - April 7, 2024

    La Vaughn Belle: A History of Unruly Returns

    In Fall 2020, the National Nordic Museum opened the first solo exhibition of La Vaughn Belle’s work in the Pacific Northwest. In 2024, the exhibition will be reimagined and represented in expanded form in the Museum’s Barbro Osher and Fjord Hall Alcove Galleries.