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POSTPONED - Scand 30: Tom of Finland—Out of the Shadows into The National Spotlight

Blue-washed image of 7 instructor portraits with Scand 30 in text across the top
Mar 12
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POSTPONED - Scand 30: Tom of Finland—Out of the Shadows into The National Spotlight
Mar 12, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
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POSTPONED—Please note that out of an abundance of caution we are postponing this lecture. New date will be announced soon. 

Scand 30: Tom of Finland—Out of the Shadows into The National Spotlight
Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara, Lecturer in Finnish, UW

Has Tom of Finland become the new Finn Family Moomin Troll? Drawings by the artist Tom of Finland helped empower gay men in the US and around the world, at the same time as homosexuality remained classified as criminal activity and an illness in Finland. Today Tom of Finland’s art has been taken out of the closet and elevated to the national pedestal - but not without the criticism of what looks a lot like exploitation by the nation-state. 

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

POSTPONED—Please note that out of an abundance of caution we are postponing this lecture. New date will be announced soon. 

Scand 30: Tom of Finland—Out of the Shadows into The National Spotlight
Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara, Lecturer in Finnish, UW

Has Tom of Finland become the new Finn Family Moomin Troll? Drawings by the artist Tom of Finland helped empower gay men in the US and around the world, at the same time as homosexuality remained classified as criminal activity and an illness in Finland. Today Tom of Finland’s art has been taken out of the closet and elevated to the national pedestal - but not without the criticism of what looks a lot like exploitation by the nation-state. 

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

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