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Nordic Journeys expands the museum’s classic immigration story to include a broader understanding of Nordic life and culture as it has evolved over the last twelve thousand years.

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Jan 25, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020

In this exhibition presented by The Danish Immigration Museum, thirteen individuals who were deported from Denmark in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are chronicled via material from the archives of the Copenhagen and Elsinore police. The Deported consists of thirteen portraits and accompanying texts, revealing stories that form a story of Danish immigration laws of the time.

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Feb 01, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Jacob Riis was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. His then-novel idea of using photographs to illustrate the of the city’s slums and plight of impoverished residents established Riis as forerunner of modern photojournalism. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence.

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Feb 01, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Legacy: Social Justice in Contemporary Danish Photojournalism unveils three contemporary Danish photographers passionately exploring issues of social justice in a global context through their work.

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Upcoming

The National Nordic Museum boasts a permanent collection of over 80,000 objects, a number that grows thanks to the generosity of our donors. See new additions to the permanent collection of fine and decorative artworks, archival materials, and archaeological finds.   

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The technicolored story of an inspired, knowledgeable, and principled creator of fashion for women worldwide is brought to vivid life in "Gudrun Sjödén—A Colourful Universe." This career retrospective of Swedish fashion designer Gudrun Sjödén (b. 1941) will examine her philosophy, process, and practice through watercolors, clothing, textiles, and archival materials. From her first brick and mortar location on Stockholm’s Regeringsgatan to today’s online marketplace, "Gudrun Sjödén—A Colourful Universe" will trace the trajectory of her life as a fashion designer and entrepreneur.

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An exhibition of photographs, prints, and film by the master painter and printmaker provides a new perspective into his experimentalism. This is the first showing of this exhibition on the west coast. 

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