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.
Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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)
Nordic Lights Auktion
This year marks the 30th Northern Lights Auktion. This annual event has sustained the programs, exhibitions, and events of the Nordic Heritage Museum for three decades. Join friends and fellow supporters of the Museum for an evening filled with champagne, delicious food and exciting auction lots. Bid on one-of-a-kind experiences, and enjoy an evening with your family and friends by supporting and celebrating the vibrant Nordic Heritage Museum!
The evening will also feature a tribute to Allan and Inger Osberg. Allan served as the Board President from 2004 to 2008. Both Allan and Inger have made invaluable contributions to the Nordic Heritage Museum, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to thank them and honor their work.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA
Champagne Reception & Silent Auction
Individual tickets are $125
Tables (of 10) are $1000
Purchase tickets here.
Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
20th Anniversary Season!
May 3, 2015 | 4 PM NORWAY
The Nord Trio: Sini Simonen, Violin; Heidi Luosujärvi, Accordion;
and Inger-Kristine Riber, Piano
“Tango Under the Arctic Moon”
Dazzlingly virtuosic, adventurous, and intense, this Norwegian-Finnish trio of violin, accordion, and piano is equally at home with its own arrangements of solemnly burning Finnish tangos and Piazzolla’s Argentine passion as it is with Norwegian masters Grieg, Sinding, Geirr Tveitt, and Ole Bull.
Purchase tickets at norway-mostlynordic2015.eventbrite.com
Tickets will be available online through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, by phone during our normal business hours over the weekend,and at the door before the concert.
May 31, 2015 | 4 PM ICELAND
Asa Gudjonsdottir, violin & Julien Beurms, piano
“Sirens of the Sun Voyager”
Asa Gudjonsdottir, violin & Christopher Gadd, guitar “Sirens of the Sun Voyager”
Iceland-born violinist Asa Gudjonsdottir is joined by guitarist Christopher Gadd in a program celebrating Iceland. Gudjonsdottir is a Fulbright scholar, a graduate of Reykjavik Conservatory, Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Stetson University, and the Hartt School of Music. More information TBA.
Purchase tickets at iceland-mostlynordic2015.eventbrite.com
Capital Campaign Updates: The New Nordic Heritage Museum
Read about progress on the Capital Campaign
Tickets will be available online through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10th, by phone during our normal business hours over the weekend,and at the door before the concert.
see renderings and models, and find out how you can contribute to the new Nordic
Heritage Museum! Every day we get closer to closing the funding gap and every
dollar makes a difference. Consider a donation today!
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday
We are closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas
Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
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Children over 5 years $6
Children under 5 years free
Members of the Nordic Heritage Museum free
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