MISSION


Norway House connects the United States with contemporary Norway through
ARTS | BUSINESS | CULTURE

Norway House is a forward-thinking international business and culture organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born out of the need for a centralized location in the Midwest Norwegian-American community, Norway House has grown to serve as more than just a convening mechanism for local organizations and heritage; it’s also a destination for contemporary Norwegian art and ideas and a hub for cultivating Norwegian and pan-Nordic government and business relationships.

The big, blue Albert Quie Education Center opened its doors at 913 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis in May of 2015. The location boasts a rich and diverse residential history. The area was home to many Nordic immigrants during the Great Migration to the US, and has continued to be a cultural home for immigrants from many backgrounds, as well as the heart of the urban Native American communities in Minneapolis.

PROGRAMS OF NORWAY HOUSE

Through our programs—which include the Galleri at Norway House, Minnesota Peace Initiative, and the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota—you can experience contemporary art, design, and music. Visitors can engage in discussion about important topics that share links to Norway and the global community. 

We serve not only as a center for our programming, but also as a convening space and resource for our business and non-profit partners, locally and globally.

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GALLERI
AT NORWAY HOUSE

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EDVARD GRIEG SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA

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MINNESOTA PEACE INITIATIVE

 

LOOKING FORWARD

In 2017, Norway House was honored with a gift of $5 million in matching grants from the State of Minnesota to expand the current Norway House campus around the entire block. Together, with Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, this block will solidify it's status as the cultural center for Norwegians in America. 


Stacy Baehman
Brad Bakken | Secretary
Larry Bakken
David Distad
Susan Hayes Droegemueller
James Farstad
Scott Gilyard
John Haugo
Ole Koppang
Sue Lee
James Lewis
Ryan Marth

Jon Pederson
Paal Proeitz
Jill Skogheim
Paula Soholt | Vice Chair
Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten
Soni Styrlund
Andrew Sybilrud | Treasurer
Erik Torgerson
Robert Tunheim | Board Chair
Kris Walseth
Dale Wahlstrom

 

International Advisory Council

Nancy Bundt
Per Lykke
Johan Quie

 

EMERITI

Karen Tuzcu  | Chair Emeritus
Jim Erickson | Chair Emeritus
Linda Mona | Chair Emeritus
Herb Morgenthaler
Odell Bjerkness

 

FOUNDERS' COUNCIL

Orlyn Kringstad
Linda Mona
Herb Morgenthaler
Jeff Mueller
Nancy Olson
Turid Ormseth
Brian Osberg
Linda Pederson
Shirley Santoro
Karen Owen Tuzcu | Chair
Sandy Wiese

Larry Angeles
Odell Bjerkness
Sharon Carlson
Ruth Donhowe
Jim Erickson
Ellen Ewald
Gary Hanson
John Haugo
Jorunn Henrikssen
Ken Hjelm
Karin Holt
Judy Kirk

For general inquiries, please contact:

info@norwayhouse.org
612.871.2211


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CHRISTINA CARLETON 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ccarleton@norwayhouse.org

(612) 767-5971

 
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Keith Bartz 

Development Director

kbartz@norwayhouse.org

(612) 871-9044

 
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JEFF MUELLER 

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

jmueller@norwayhouse.org

(612) 767-5970

 
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MAX STEVENSON

DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMMING

mstevenson@norwayhouse.org

(612) 767-5972

 
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ROBIN COLE

Director of Membership & Volunteers

rcole@norwayhouse.org

(612) 767-5974

 
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ETHAN BJELLAND

SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

ebjelland@norwayhouse.org

(612) 767-5974

 

JEnna Papke

Kaffebar MAnager

cafe@norwayhouse.org

 
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Rachael Barnes

Events & REception Coordinator

rbarnes@norwayhouse.org