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Jul 06, 2020
Two sticks painted turquoise, orange, and purple in a glass vase

This project is really as simple as it sounds – go for a walk, pick up some sticks, bring them home, and paint them! Here is where you can let your creativity run wild – what type of painting do you want to do? Stripes? Dots? Hearts? Painting sticks is a great craft to do with someone else, because it’s fun to see what ideas each of you has.

Jul 02, 2020
Dines Carlsen drawing of Copenhagen

This summer, the National Nordic Museum received 943 Dines Carlsen drawings from the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. “This corpus of drawings strengthens the National Nordic Museum’s holdings of art by Nordic-American artists. We are excited to welcome this sizeable gift into our collection,” said Leslie Anne Anderson, Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs at the National Nordic Museum. “We look forward to fostering discovery of Dines Carlsen and his graphic work through exhibitions and publications.”

Jun 13, 2020
Donating blood at Pop-up Donation Center

In partnership with Bloodworks Northwest and the local arts community, the National Nordic Museum will be providing space for a Bloodworks Northwest Pop-Up Donor Center beginning Monday June 29 through Friday July 10.

Jun 11, 2020
Fish soup

These rainy Seattle spring days make us miss Soup & Cinema even more—they're the kind of days that call for sitting back to watch a great movie with a bowl of steaming soup in hand. While we can't gather together during social distancing and our temporary closure, you can still enjoy a Nordic film thanks to streaming services, and a bowl of delicious fisksoppa thanks to the Soup & Cinema Cookbook recipe below!

Jun 08, 2020
Pickled herring canned in glass jars

In this expert takeover of the blog, Seattle writer and editor Kjersti Egerdahl teaches us how to pickle herring the Viking way.  She is the author of The Viking Hondbók, a fun and fascinating look at Vikings and the Viking Age published this year by Running Press.