National Nordic Museum
In The Viking Heart, Arthur Herman melds a compelling historical narrative with cutting-edge archaeological discoveries and DNA research to trace the epic story of this remarkable and truly diverse people. He shows how the Scandinavian experience has universal meaning, and how we can still be inspired by their indomitable spirit and the strength of their community bonds, much needed in our deeply polarized society today. The Vikings’ lives “teach us a lesson of how shared culture and community—the foundation of the Viking heart—can empower us all in the midst of disruptive change and even chaos. Modern Scandinavians have retained those teachings . . . and forged a path that points the way forward for all of us, including in today’s America.”
Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission
About the series:
Meet the Author is an intimate series of virtual book talks that introduces you to some of the best Nordic authors. With a wide range of topics and authors lined up, this is a series you don’t want to miss. Each talk is moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma and includes an opportunity to ask questions to the authors.
About the author:
Arthur Herman is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World and Gandhi and Churchill, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Join the Tacoma Art Museum for an exclusive conversation with the Kinseys as they discuss the Harlem Renaissance, its place in the The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, and how the spirit of community and collaboration continues to shape Black art into the present day.
Please plan to arrive on time or early, we will release seats at 2 pm.
This program will be held in our event space just off the lobby with easy access from both entrances to the museum. The lecture will be recorded and available to view on our YouTube channel after the event.
Colorful, culturally-diverse violin compositions
Philharmonia Northwest invites us to their dazzling season opener “Prismatic Colors,” a celebration of musical colors from various cultural backgrounds and eras. Soloist Amber Archibald performs the Carl Stamitz’s vibrant Viola Concerto in D Major Op.1, along with Edward Elgar’s melodic Serenade for Strings, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Peruvian-inspired Five Scenes, and Béla Bartók’s rousing Romanian Folk Dances
Amber Archibald is a violinist who has played around in the Puget Sound area since 2008, including performances with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and several chamber music opportunities. She has taught at Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University and now lives in Texas, where her career continues with solo engagements, chamber music, and a robust teaching career.
Philharmonia Northwest contributes to the vitality of the classical music community in the Pacific Northwest through professional-level concerts that highlight the diverse past and present repertoire for chamber orchestra. It is dedicated to promoting local composers and performers, and its outreach programs educate and inspire musicians and audiences of all ages.