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Current, Permanent, and Past Exhibits

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Permanent Exhibition

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.

Mar 05, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

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.   

Apr 01, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

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.



With one of the most generous parental leave systems in the world, Sweden has made strides in gender equality among stay-at-home parents, but many fathers still don’t take full advantage of the system. Photographer Johan Bävman has turned his lens on Swedish dads in hopes of sharing and encouraging both Swedish fathers and the global community to examine the father-child bond.


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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