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Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov
17
to Jan 7

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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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 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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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
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 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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Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets - Fundraiser for EGSMN Piano Competition
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets - Fundraiser for EGSMN Piano Competition

The annual fundraiser for EGSMN. This year’s concert theme Grieg’s Favorite Grieg Songs - Sung in English! Proceeds will go toward Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota’s 2019 Piano Competition celebrating young performers of Grieg and other Nordic composers.

Edvard Grieg wrote a total of 179 songs during his career. We know from the printed programs prepared for these concerts, most of which were preserved by Grieg himself, that he programmed some of his songs over and over again—hence, “Grieg’s favorite Grieg songs.” In 1988, the Edvard Grieg Committee – a group of musicologists from Norway and Denmark – commissioned EGSMN Board Member & reknowned Grieg scholar, William Halverson to create new English versions of most of Grieg’s song texts. The program on January 20 will use these English versions.

Performances by soprano Maria Jette, baritone Alan Dunbar, and pianist Sonja Thompson.

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure

World-famous author and storyteller, Lorna Landvik will be at Norway House for an evening of informal conversation and fun. Her eight novels include the best-selling Angy Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. Lorna will talk abou ther books as well as her career as an author, actor, and playwright. Appetizers and wine will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Wilhelmina Smith, Cello
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Wilhelmina Smith, Cello

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Cellist WILHELMINA SMITH was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians who began her career with a solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997.  In addition she was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, and has played with orchestras and appeared as chamber musician all over the world.  A strong supporter of new music, she has worked frequently with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performing his cello concerto, Mania, and presenting the American premiere of his solo cello work, Knock, Breathe, Shine.  Mina will play a recital featuring Nordic solo cello music for us next March.

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2018 EGSMN Voice Competition Winners' Recital
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

2018 EGSMN Voice Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased to announce the winners from two divisions in its second annual Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Competition. The first-prize vocalists from the Advanced and Young Artists' Divisions of the competition, Bariton Harrison Hintzsche and Soprano Froya Olson will perform in a special concert recital at Mindekirken concluding the EGSMN 2018-2019 Season.

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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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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Navigating the Late Cycle: How to Stay Invested in the Equity Market

The German-American Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite you to join us at Norway House for this informative presentation by Michel Melendez of JP Morgan!

5:30 - 6:15 PM  Drinks, Light Appetizers and Networking
6:15 - 7:00 PM  Presentation followed by Q&A
7:00 - 8:00 PM  Networking 

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What is Öorlog? - Evening Session
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

What is Öorlog? - Evening Session

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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What is Öorlog?
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

What is Öorlog?

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet

In concert with Norwegian Heritage Month, there will be two sessions providing the opportunity for Norway House visitors to attend a class assisting with locating your ancestral place in Norway via a video training session by an expert from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, there will be assistance to help participants find their ancestral location in Norway. Participants may wish to bring material that may provide insight about their immigrant ancestor.

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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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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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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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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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Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet

In concert with Norwegian Heritage Month, there will be two sessions providing the opportunity for Norway House visitors to attend a class assisting with locating your ancestral place in Norway via a video training session by an expert from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, there will be assistance to help participants find their ancestral location in Norway. Participants may wish to bring material that may provide insight about their immigrant ancestor.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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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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Tord Gustavsen Trio
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tord Gustavsen Trio

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota, Mindekirken, and Tord Gustaven's North American management join forces to present one of Norway's leading artists.

Tord Gustavsen is a jazz pianist and composer, touring extensively and recording as both soloist and bandleader for several of his own ensembles.  Gustavsen was born in Oslo and raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus where he "grew up playing church music.”  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology before he turned to music full time.  A prize-winning performer and composer, he is recognized for his “rapt, pristine, meditative music.”  He also maintains his interests in Psychology, writing about the psychological processes involved in musical improvisation.

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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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Lady with a Stick
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lady with a Stick

Who are the staff carrying women of Old Norse tradition and how do they manifest in traditional Norwegian folk songs? From archaeological finds to Old Norse poetry to the Kjærringa med Staven, Kari Tauring, our resident lady with a stick, will shed light on these mysterious and magical women through stories and songs!

Adults, families, and children are welcome and encouraged to share in this daytime event.

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GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament
Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament

The German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest, MN Chapter joins forces with Norway House to hit the green for this annual golf tournament and fundraiser. Register your team today!

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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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Viking Wine & Paint Night with Jana Peterson
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Viking Wine & Paint Night with Jana Peterson

Pop over to Norway House and Arizona based artist, Jana Peterson will put a brush in one of your hands, and a glass of wine in the other (just to get your creative juices flowing a bit more easily...). Participants will learn how to make their own "Whispering Norwegian Woods" masterpiece with Peterson’s guidance.

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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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