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Oct 02, 2019
Swede Hollow book cover

We spoke to author Ola Larsmo about the inspirations for his historical novel Swede Hollow. Recently translated from Swedish by Tiina Nunnally and published by University of Minnesota Press, Larsmo's American book tour launches at the National Nordic Museum on October 6.

Sep 26, 2019
Leslie Anderson

Leslie Anderson joined the National Nordic Museum team as Director of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs in September. “What attracted me to working at the National Nordic Museum is that it offers enduring content for all audiences—the story of Nordic immigration is the story of America,” said Anderson.

Sep 10, 2019
Lars Mikkelsen

Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen does not believe in a single, clear-cut truth, but for him the famous Danish painter L.A. Ring is among the few who come very close to depicting such truth. Prior to entering On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, visitors can watch four films narrated by Mikkelsen about Ring’s contribution to modern art.

Aug 28, 2019
Eric Nelson in a black suit waiting for an award

Eric Nelson, National Nordic Museum CEO and Executive Director, was named Swedish American of the Year by the Vasa Order of America in August in recognition of his work in establishing the Museum as the only museum in the United States – and indeed the world – that showcases the impact and influence of Nordic values and innovation in contemporary society.

Jan 07, 2019
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Welcome to 2019, and the first of many full years in our beautiful new home. We hope to see you around the Museum this year!