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.
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.