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The Nordic Center In America - Scandinavia House

58 Park Avenue at 38th Street
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Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States, offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities. Designed by the internationally renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House is the headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of ASF’s cultural and educational programming.

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Conversations With a Shipwreck Digital Exhibition

Conversations with a Shipwreck is a unique collaboration by two award-winning artists inspired by a mysterious vessel that was both destroyed and preserved by catastrophe. In this unique interactive platform available through June 5, viewers will…

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Exhibition - Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from The Erling Neby Collection at The Nordic Center

Scandinavia House, Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection presents concrete art from the Nordic countries in a collection never before seen in the U.S. Curated by Karin Hellandsjø, Director Emeritus of the Henie…

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Exhibition - Nordic Impressions at The Nordic Center

Nordic Impressions Contemporary Art From Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, And Sweden Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden opens at Scandinavia…

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The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography now on view at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America brings the photographic work of the master painter to NYC for its first showing in the U.S. Internationally celebrated for his…

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Northern Voices Songs from and Inspired by Iceland At Scandinavia House

Whether because of a subway advertising campaign, an infamous volcanic eruption, or the underdog soccer success story of the decade, the last several years have seen a surge of interest in all things Icelandic.  Similarly, it has always been in the…

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Exhibition - Painting Tranquility: Masterworks By Vilhelm Hammershøi

Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark presents 24 masterpieces by celebrated Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). Drawn entirely from the extensive collection…

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Carl Nielsen And Jean Sibelius 150th Anniversary Concert With Thomas Storm And Tanya Gabrielian

Renowned Danish baritone Thomas Storm, accompanied by pianist Tanya Gabrielian, presents a festive evening of music that celebrates the 150th anniversaries of Denmark and Finland's most prolific composers – Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) and Jean…

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Film - Estonia

Living Images/Elavad pildid Directed by Hardi Volmer (Estonia, 2013). Living Images is a historical melodrama that takes audiences through the 20th century by telling the stories of two Estonians – Helmi (Ita Ever) and Julius (Tõnu Oja). The…

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Film - Iceland

Stormland/Rokland Directed by Marteinn Þórsson (Iceland, 2011). Based on the Nordic Council Literature Prize-nominated novel by Hallgrímur Helgason (2007), Stormland is the tragi-comic story of Böddi Steingrímsson (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), a…

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Film - Metalhead And Malmhaus

Directed by Ragnar Bragason (Iceland, 2013). Fueled by a remarkable breakout performance by actress Thorbjörg Helga Dýrfjörd, director Ragnar Bragason's intense drama of loss, faith, redemption, Megadeth, and Judas Priest begins with a farming…

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Film - Sweden

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared/HundraÃ¥ringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann Directed by Felix Herngren (Sweden, 2013). Hapless protagonist Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) is about to celebrate his…

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Film - The Reunion And Atertraffen

Directed by Anna Odell (Sweden, 2013). Bullied as a child, controversial Swedish conceptual artist and director Anna Odell ruthlessly places herself in the midst of a situation of her own staging, based on real events: when she doesn't receive an…

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Film - Denmark

The Hour of the Lynx/I lossens time Directed by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (Denmark, 2013). In a high-security psychiatric hospital, teenager Drengen (Frederik Christian Johansen) has attempted suicide following "instructions from God." His psychiatrist…

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Film - Northwest And Nordvest

Directed by Michael Noer (Denmark, 2013). Northwest is one of the most impoverished, multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen. Living here with his mother, younger brother, and little sister is 18-year-old Casper (Gustav Dyekjær Giese), who struggles to…

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Exhibition - Voyage To The Virtual

The first Scandinavia House exhibition dedicated to digital, moving image, and light-based Nordic art, Voyage to the Virtual takes the metaphor of "the voyage" - a concept deeply rooted in Nordic identity - as a starting point for an exploration…

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Exhibition - Prize Prints: The Queen Sonja Print Award

Prize Prints celebrates The Queen Sonja Print Award, a biennial prize established to encourage young artists working in the graphic arts. The exhibition features recent work by the 2012 and 2014 prize winners, Tiina Kivinen (Finland) and Svend-Allan…

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