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Tuesday Open House: Nancy Bundt

  • Mindekirken 924 East 21st Street Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week's speaker is photographer and American-Norwegian dual citizen, Nancy Bundt, whose exhibition, Perceptions of Norway... is on display at Norway House this Spring-Summer (more information in biography).

11:00am Fellowship and Lunch
11:45am Devotions and Announcements
12:00pm-1:00pm Cultural Program

$7 suggested donation is received at the door.
Elevator access from north parking lot entrance. 


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.

“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.”

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.

“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.”