$5 | FREE for Members
Photographer, Nancy Bundt has been publishing her work in newspapers, magazines, in books and for companies for 50 years. Among other places, her work has been published in TIME, LIFE, National Geographic Traveler. Her exhibits have been at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. and the Weisman Museum at the U of M. She has worked on assignment in over 85 countries, and for the last 25 years, she has called both Minnesota and Norway home. If you ask Nancy, she'll say Norway chose her.
“I had planned to move to the Caribbean in 1992, but visiting those islands in the North of Norway looking Caribbean with turquoise water and mountains that summer, I stayed. My sister-in-law’s relatives there introduced me to Jørn Hoelstad Pettersen, a teacher, and that was that. The real love of my life! I moved back and forth from Minneapolis to that island in Vesterålen, above the Arctic Circle for 3 years and then we married. Now we live near Oslo, Norway right on the beach on the Oslo Fjord.”
In her new exhibit, Perceptions of Norway: A Photographic Exhibit by Nancy Bundt on the Identity of Norwegians Today at Norway House, April 7-June 10, Bundt seeks to expand common perceptions of Norwegians and their culture. Through the eyes of a fellow American, photographer Nancy Bundt, guests to the exhibit will be able to witness the stories of a diverse group of Norwegians. These stories will allow guests to consider their own relationships with Norway while also discovering a renewed excitement for the culture by connecting their own stories with those of Norwegians today.
“The light near the top of the world is a photographer's dream. I feel particularly at home in Norway, in part because the people are like Minnesotans if Minnesotans were Europeans. It's kind of indescribably familiar.”