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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Streets Minneapolis is a free event bringing together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing.
Join us for one of the best and biggest (and only) Eurovision Song Contest viewing parties in the Twin Cities at the one and only SaloonMN! Andy Lamp of Wiwibloggs International Eurovision Newsource and Danny Suelter of The Saloon will be hosting a viewing of the 2018 Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Norway House's very own Ethan Bjelland will be there to lead up the Norwegian fan section! Come as you are, and stay for as long as you'd like.
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The Minnesota Peace Initiative will be hosting its spring forum on China: The New Silk Road: A Road to Peace? Three expert panelists will dive into discussion about China's One Belt, One Road Initiative, and the future impact of this initiative. We invite you to join us for a night of enlightening dialogue on this global issue.
Meet internationally best-selling journalist and writer Åsne Seierstad, the acclaimed Norwegian journalist whose The Bookseller of Kabul was an international best-seller in the early 2000s. Seierstad will be discussing her brand new book Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad.
Sven Sundgaard is a meteorologist at KARE11 with a passion for the environment and the climate. Sven has traveled the world extensively highlighting climate change & environmental issues. Join him as he discusses why the planet's Arctic & Antarctic are particularly vulnerable to changes in the delicate climate balance.
Time to get stoked, The 612 Sauna Society is coming to Norway House!
Come relax during one of the many available sauna sessions during the month of February. Grab a towel, swimsuit, and get ready to enjoy time on the bench!