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VESSEL: Ceramic Art by Michael Geertsen and Morten Løbner Espersen
Jan
25
to Mar 10

VESSEL: Ceramic Art by Michael Geertsen and Morten Løbner Espersen

The first presentation in the Gallery at Norway House this year features two contemporary Danish ceramic artists, Michael Geertsen and Morten Løbner Espersen in tandem with Minnesota woodcarver, Mike Loeffler. These works offer an opportunity for Norway House audiences to explore how familiar objects - like vases, pitchers, and plates - can be re-imagined in creative ways, illustrating an infinite variety of possibilities, all within the theme of “Vessel.”

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Norwegian Movie Night: In Order of Disappearance
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Norwegian Movie Night: In Order of Disappearance

  • Oren Gateway Center, Room 100 | Augsburg University (map)
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It's the time of year to have a proper Norwegian movie night! Sit back and enjoy the exciting movie ''In Order of Disappearance,” featuring some of the best actors from the North.

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INTER-CONNECTED: An NCECA Exhibition
Mar
25
to Mar 30

INTER-CONNECTED: An NCECA Exhibition

Claytopia, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 27-30, 2019. Norway House is proud to host a week-long showcase curated by James Ibur.

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SAMI-DREAMS: Conversations with Modern-Day Sami
Apr
12
to Jun 9

SAMI-DREAMS: Conversations with Modern-Day Sami

The Sami, northern Europe's only indigenous people, dream dreams few others fully understand. With shamanistic roots disrupted by nightmarish oppression, a present blessed by resiliency and growing political power, and a future confronted by climate change and lingering marginalization, these are the people, from poets to politicians, whose dreams will carry them forward.

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MOTHER: a vision of the Eisenhower-era mother; eager to please, ready to serve and blissfully sweeping the unmentionable under the rug
Jun
21
to Sep 1

MOTHER: a vision of the Eisenhower-era mother; eager to please, ready to serve and blissfully sweeping the unmentionable under the rug

Judy Olausen’s personal project developed into a best-selling and influential book, Mother, published in 1996, broke a sales record at The New York Times.  It is also a loving tribute to her mother, Vivian, who modeled for the images, and took the artist four years to complete. Quoted in Harper’s, Olausen described her mother as part of “…a forgotten generation of women who put their kids and husbands before their own needs and hovered in the background, like furniture.” 

This canonically Minnesotan and Nordic-American artist will show her work in the Gallery at Norway House this Summer. You are heartily invited to experience the detailed scenes and humor guaranteed to make you smirk.

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Nordic Ware: The Bundt Cake--Then and Now
Sep
13
to Nov 3

Nordic Ware: The Bundt Cake--Then and Now

Twin Cities’ family-owned and operated kitchen design and manufacturing company, Nordic Ware is undoubtedly known most for introducing the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 70 million households around the world. Since its introduction in the early 1950s, the Bundt pan found its way into the hearts and homes of people everywhere, the Bundt® cake has become the quintessential American dessert--one that’s become a tradition for countless gatherings and family celebrations.

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The 5th Anniversary Gingerbread Wonderland - 2019
Nov
15
to Jan 5

The 5th Anniversary Gingerbread Wonderland - 2019

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House’s annual signature Holiday tradition Gingerbread Wonderland returns to the Galleri for its 5th anniversary!

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Young Professionals' Lefse Night
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Young Professionals' Lefse Night

Come enjoy a night of Lefse making and camaraderie in the Kaffebar to kick off the New Year of Norway House Young Professionals’ events! Learn what’s new with the organization, hear about the year’s events, and kos with lefse and friends!

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Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar
Jan
3
4:00 PM16:00

Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar

Gingerbread Wonderland is open a little later on Thursdays!

Enjoy an after-school treat (or after-work drink) and view the exhibit after the winter sun has set.

Baked goods, soup & salad, smørbrød, lefse, Nordic Waffles, Voss Water, Spring Grove Sodas, espresso & coffee, hot cocoa.

  • Grab a glass of wine or a Bent Paddle brew for only $5.

  • Ask about our special Gingerbread Wonderland waffles and lattes.

  • Gløgg (mulled wine) available!

  • Members save 10% at the Kaffebar and free gallery admission!

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Gingerbread Wonderland Kids' Christmas Workshop
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Gingerbread Wonderland Kids' Christmas Workshop

Stop in to Gingerbread Wonderland on December 27th and 28th to see the exhibit, finish the scavenger hunt, vote for your favorite, get your picture taken at the photo booth… and then join us in the Coltvet Room afterward for a fun craft for all ages! Children under 12 years old get free admission!

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People's Choice Announcement!
Dec
28
9:30 AM09:30

People's Choice Announcement!

Thousands of your votes have come in—through social media and visitors in person. We’re proud to announce the winners of the People’s Choice for Best Gingerbread Structure & Best Kids’ Structure.

Tune in to watch live at 9:30am on Facebook & Instagram.

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Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar
Dec
27
4:00 PM16:00

Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar

Gingerbread Wonderland is open a little later on Thursdays!

Enjoy an after-school treat (or after-work drink) and view the exhibit after the winter sun has set.

Baked goods, soup & salad, smørbrød, lefse, Nordic Waffles, Voss Water, Spring Grove Sodas, espresso & coffee, hot cocoa.

  • Grab a glass of wine or a Bent Paddle brew for only $5.

  • Ask about our special Gingerbread Wonderland waffles and lattes.

  • Gløgg (mulled wine) available!

  • Members save 10% at the Kaffebar and free gallery admission!

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Gingerbread Wonderland Kids' Christmas Workshop
Dec
27
10:00 AM10:00

Gingerbread Wonderland Kids' Christmas Workshop

Stop in to Gingerbread Wonderland on December 27th and 28th to see the exhibit, finish the scavenger hunt, vote for your favorite, get your picture taken at the photo booth… and then join us in the Coltvet Room afterward for a fun craft for all ages! Children under 12 years old get free admission!

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Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar
Dec
20
4:00 PM16:00

Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar

Gingerbread Wonderland is open a little later on Thursdays!

Enjoy an after-school treat (or after-work drink) and view the exhibit after the winter sun has set.

Baked goods, soup & salad, smørbrød, lefse, Nordic Waffles, Voss Water, Spring Grove Sodas, espresso & coffee, hot cocoa.

  • Grab a glass of wine or a Bent Paddle brew for only $5.

  • Ask about our special Gingerbread Wonderland waffles and lattes.

  • Gløgg (mulled wine) available!

  • Members save 10% at the Kaffebar and free gallery admission!

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Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar
Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Gingerbread Thursdays @ the Kaffebar

Gingerbread Wonderland is open a little later on Thursdays!

Enjoy an after-school treat (or after-work drink) and view the exhibit after the winter sun has set.

Baked goods, soup & salad, smørbrød, lefse, Nordic Waffles, Voss Water, Spring Grove Sodas, espresso & coffee, hot cocoa.

  • Grab a glass of wine or a Bent Paddle brew for only $5.

  • Ask about our special Gingerbread Wonderland waffles and lattes.

  • Gløgg (mulled wine) available!

  • Members save 10% at the Kaffebar and free gallery admission!

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In Cod We Trust: 10th Anniversary - Author Eric Dregni revisits his incredible year in Trondheim
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

In Cod We Trust: 10th Anniversary - Author Eric Dregni revisits his incredible year in Trondheim

10 years since the publication of In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream, Erik Dregni’s book remains not only relevant, but also an hilarious and heartwarming memoir about Dregni’s year-long long experiment in Norway, including discoveries about his family history, culture clash, and his son’s birth into the remarkably generous Norwegian healthcare system. Dregni visits Norway House 10 years after the publication of his book to share slides and stories from winter in Norway, and to read selections from his book.

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Christopher Sorenson: Tradition Reinterpreted
Dec
6
to Jan 6

Christopher Sorenson: Tradition Reinterpreted

The iconic paper heart basket has become a symbol of the holiday season throughout the Nordics. Minnesota artist, Christopher Sorenson grew up with this tradition, and has taken the technique to a whole new level.

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Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov
17
to Jan 6

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House will be creating Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 in our Galleri. We invite anyone who is interested -- regardless of their gingerbread baking level -- to participate in this local holiday tradition by bringing in a gingerbread house or building to put on display.

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The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative

  • McNamara Center - University of Minnesota (map)
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Keynote Speakers for this program include:
Tom Hanson, currently serves as Program Secretary of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations and as a lecturer/consultant for the Great Decisions program at Global Minnesota.

Elaine Tyler May, a historian of the United States in the twentieth century and a Regents Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Jonas Bergan Draege, a joint postdoctoral research fellow with the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative (MEI) and the Center for International Development's Evidence for Policy Design.

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

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Searching for Norwegian Ancestral Farms and Churches
Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Searching for Norwegian Ancestral Farms and Churches

Based upon his genealogical research, Dr. John Haugo will first describe Norwegian farming and church structure, primarily during the 1800s. Based upon his visits the ancestral farms and churches of each of his immigrant grandparents and great-grandparents will be described and shown.

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-Copenhagen Food- Book Signing & Demonstration with Trine Hahnemann
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

-Copenhagen Food- Book Signing & Demonstration with Trine Hahnemann

Over the past few years, gastronomes have started to realize what an exciting, dynamic and cosmopolitan city Copenhagen is, with a jewel to discover around nearly every corner. In Copenhagen Food, Trine Hahnemann invites you to discover the food culture of her home town, which is woven into the fabric of her daily life. This is another love letter from Trine to the city she has called home for almost 50 years now. Hahnemann visits Minneapolis on the {October 22nd for two book signing events to celebrate the release of the English Edition of her latest cookbook. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Nordic Happy Hour: Lakes & Legends
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Happy Hour: Lakes & Legends

A monthly Happy Hour in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN for speakers and learners of Nordic languages - Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Icelandic! Bli med!

This month, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company in Loring Park!

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Rep. Dean Urdahl: Norwegian Immigrants & the U.S. Dakota War of 1862
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Rep. Dean Urdahl: Norwegian Immigrants & the U.S. Dakota War of 1862

Dean Urdahl speaks about Min­nesota’s ‘war within a war’ in the Minnesota River Valley during the autumn of 1862. It has been over 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a disastrous time in Minnesota history. The war had a profound impact in shaping Minnesota as we know it today. (MNHS)

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Snowdrop Waltz - Book Release & Tour Kick-Off, with Author Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
Oct
9
2:00 PM14:00

Snowdrop Waltz - Book Release & Tour Kick-Off, with Author Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla

Follow the siblings, Andreas and Josephine, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from the end of the 19th century, to the dawn of the 20th. The novels are important contributions to understand why the Norwegians left, and the reality that met these great pioneers as the arrived in the West. The novels are loaded with authentic details and make learning history enjoyable and interesting.

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North Wild Kitchen - Book Signing & Demonstration
Oct
2
1:30 PM13:30

North Wild Kitchen - Book Signing & Demonstration

Named by Saveur magazine as the 2016 Blog of the Year and Best New Voice, North Wild Kitchen and its creator Nevada Berg have become the authority on Norwegian cooking. With dozens of mouthwatering recipes for Norwegian-inspired dishes, North Wild Kitchen features equally enticing photography of the food and the country's landscape.

This book signing event will also include a demonstration of one of Berg’s recipes!

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Opening Reception: The Ballad of Daisy & Billy
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: The Ballad of Daisy & Billy

Local Norwegian-American artist, Bob Hest, presents a series of playful paintings and rugs that chronicle the settlement of Western Minnesota's Red River Valley by Scandinavian Immigrants at the turn of the century. Norway House's Galleri explodes with Bob Hest's brilliant colors and vivacious subjects with charming detail. Norway House patrons may recognize Hest's work, namely "Yes, Lena, there are foxes in Lofoten," as the signature artwork for this year's Midtsommer Gala. Norway House is proud to showcase Bob Hest's artwork this Fall.

Norway House Members and friends are invited to join Bob Hest and Norway House as we celebrate an evening full gorgeous oil paintings and textiles while enjoying food and a champagne toast courtesy of Barbette and a special live-music guest at 6:00 PM.

Purchase tickets for the evening here. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Two Homelands - Book Release with Odd S. Lovoll
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Two Homelands - Book Release with Odd S. Lovoll

After decades if telling others' stories, Odd Lovoll places his own life in the larger context of Norwegian and Norwegian-American experiences from World War II to the present day. Lovoll links his experience with that of other immigrants and points to intriguing intersections in his professional and personal lives.

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Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Norwegian-American Agricultural Scientist who fed a billion people
Sep
4
11:00 AM11:00

Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Norwegian-American Agricultural Scientist who fed a billion people

Dr. John Haugo, who was a member of the University of Minnesota’s Borlaug Blue Ribbon Commission, will discuss Borlaug’s Norwegian roots, boyhood, education, career and honors. Borlaug’s honors include the Nobel Peace Prize and recognition as one of the world’s top three humanitarians and as the University of Minnesota’s most famous alumnus.

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Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk

Max Stevenson, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Norway House in Minneapolis, will lead a presentation that explores the world of contemporary art in Norway today.

This encore presentation will be presented alongside Franklin Open Streets.

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Elling Reitan: The Colors of Peer Gynt
Aug
24
to Oct 28

Elling Reitan: The Colors of Peer Gynt

  • 913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 (map)
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Norway Art® and its owner, Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim are proud to present this exhibition of limited edition lithograph reproductions of paintings by renowned Norwegian artist, Elling Reitan. One of the most popular and famous out of Norway today,  Reitan's paintings have found the walls of public and private collections the world over.

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Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk
Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk

Max Stevenson, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Norway House in Minneapolis, will lead a presentation that explores the world of contemporary art in Norway today.

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Herbjørn Gausta: A Galleri Talk with Norway House Interns, Annika Vande Krol & Emily Linder
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Herbjørn Gausta: A Galleri Talk with Norway House Interns, Annika Vande Krol & Emily Linder

Luther College students and Norway House Inters, Emily Linder and Annika Vande Krol ‘19 will present their investigative research on this celebrated artist. Born in 1854 in Telemark, Norway, Gausta is best known for his rich landscapes and genre paintings as well as protraits of prominent, local individuals he met after moing to Harmony, Minnesota and attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

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Jana Peterson: The Nordic Heritage Series
Jul
25
to Sep 13

Jana Peterson: The Nordic Heritage Series

Arizona based artist, Jana Peterson shares with Norway House an array of dramatic and vidid paintings from her Nordic Heritage Series. The colorful works will boldly deck the walls of our café on the main floor, the living room of Norway House, offering picturesque tastes of the iconic fjords, flowers, viking ships, and mountains that harken us all to think of the sagas and the rugged beauty of the Nordic landscape. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a waffle at Norway House, newly decorated with Peterson's work.

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