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.
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."
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!
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.
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.