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.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
On view at the Wing Luke Museum June 11, 2021 through April 17, 2022 in the George Tsutakawa Art Gallery.
Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.
Self-Guided Walking Tour
How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.
View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour
National Nordic Museum
Join us for a virtual story time and craft geared toward preschool aged children and their grown-ups!
This month’s book is Maya’s World: Izak of Lapland, by the renowned American poet Maya Angelou. In this story, Maya introduces us to Izak from Sápmi, who loves reindeer. Which is good, since he comes from a family of reindeer herders and even has a pet reindeer, named Totti! It is up to Izak to teach his little brother all about responsibility. Join us for Virtual Nordic Stories to hear more!
Among Forests and Lakes: Landscape Masterpieces from the Finnish National Gallery examines how Finnish artists have depicted the landscape of their native country from the 1850s until the present day. The exhibition presents over 50 paintings and prints drawn from the Ateneum Art Museum, one of three museums that form the Finnish National Gallery. Selected scenes cover more than 150 years and 800 miles, with artworks capturing the splendor and grandeur of Finland from the coast and archipelago in the south to Sápmi and the Arctic Ocean in the north.
Organized into four themes, the exhibition shows the sophistication of the Finnish art establishment and the concurrent development of the landscape genre from idealized views completed in the artist’s studio to realistic scenes painted en plein air (“in the open air”) to visual expressions of the landscape in a modern artistic language. An important loan of video art from the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (also part of the Finnish National Gallery) strengthens the exhibition with the work of contemporary Sámi director, photographer, and video artist Marja Helander, who explores Finnish and Sámi culture through film.
Among Forests and Lakes: Landscape Masterpieces from the Finnish National Gallery is organized by the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, and the National Nordic Museum. This exhibition is curated by the Finnish National Gallery’s Curator Dr. Hanne Selkokari and Senior Researcher Anu Utriainen. The presentation at the National Nordic Museum—the exclusive North American venue for the exhibition—is coordinated by Leslie Anne Anderson, Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs.
Crear Studio’s inaugural exhibition is a show featuring a timeline of work by local & renowned artist Albert Lopez, Jr.
Our annual UNITY campaign kicked-off Juneteenth and will continue through the summer, culminating in a virtual event on Thursday evening, October 7 featuring Black art—a showcase of music, dance, poetry, and painting.
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Virtual passes are on sale now for Activate | Refuge, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival, October 7-17.
Presented by the Social Justice Film Institute, Northwest Film Forum, and the Meaningful Movies Project, the 2021 Social Justice Film Festival is a virtual celebration of the power of people and film to push for change within their homes and communities.
This year’s program runs from October 7-17 and features a competitive, curated selection of short and feature films that highlight many of today’s key human crises. Taken together, the genre-spanning films ask how we activate and create refuge in response to crisis.
*** As of September 16, 2021, the Social Justice Film Festival has made the difficult decision to be online-only this year. ***