Visit a place where history comes alive
and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits
and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding
in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor
the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland,
Norway and Sweden.
Now at the Nordic Heritage Museum
Finland: Designed Environments
March 12 – July 26, 2015
Finland: Designed Environments
looks at the explosion of creativity in Finnish design over the last 15 years. Examples of furnishings, fashion, and craft, as well as architecture and urbanism, illustrate how nearly every aspect of Finnish life incorporates thoughtful design thinking—from city streets and summer homes to fashion and food—and is marked by sensitivity to form and material. The exhibition is the first significant U.S. museum presentation since the 1990s to examine contemporary Finnish design.
Image: Jopo bicycle, 2000 (update of 1965 design). Eero Rislakki and Erkki Rahikainen (designer of 1965 original model), Erkki Rahikainen (engineer of original model), Markku Autero (designer of 2000 model)
Wednesday, March 11
Join us for a preview of the exhibition the evening before it opens to the public. We're honored
to be joined by Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, the ambassador of Finland to
the united states, who will formally open the exhibition and deliver
remarks. No reservation required
Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
20th Anniversary Season!
Denmark |Northwoods Wind Quartet | Sparklers And Marzipan—A Birthday Salute!
Sunday, March 8
Innovative, versatile, and
just plain fun, Northwoods wind quintet returns to mostly Nordic by popular
demand! Celebrate Danish composer carl Nielsen’s 150th birth year and the
twentieth anniversary of mostly Nordic with this program featuring Nielsen’s
“Wind Quintet,” Clarke’s “March For The Prince Of Denmark,” and a potpourri of
popular works such as Prokofieff’s “Peter And The Wolf,” Sousa’s “Liberty Bell
March,” Roupen Shakarian’s “Alpine Morn,” and some PQD Bach.
Sweden| Lena Moén And Lena Johnson | Songs Of The Heart
Sunday, April 12
Swedish soprano Lena Moén
joins Swedish pianist Lena Johnson to perform a program of Swedish
master composers Peterson-Berger, Defrumerie, Linde, Stenhammar, and a tip
of the hat to Schubert. Moén joins us from the Drottningholm Baroque
Ensemble, Tallin Baroque, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. johnson
is a graduate of the Royal College Of Music in Stockholm and a frequent
performer in such locales as london’s royal festival
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