Honoring the Sami families who came from Norway in the 1890s to teach reindeer husbandry to native peoples in Alaska.
Daughters of Norway, a cultural and mutual support organization for women, formed in the Midwest in 1897 and in the Pacific Northwest in 1905. This display looks at the history of the group, it's activities today, and the important women for whom the lodges are named.
Rosemaling, weaving, woodworking, and knifemaking by contemporary artists.
Work by Minnesota artists inspired by Norwegian heritage and nature.
The World of Jan Brett is a fun and educational traveling exhibition featuring original artwork, recreated scenes, and favorite characters from the stories of the beloved children’s author and illustrator. Look for information later this year about a special visit from Jan Brett. Sponsored by the 2012 Deck the Tables Event.
Flora Metamorphicae is a perpetual project created by a group of six contemporary Norwegian ceramic artists. The artists work in individual isolation to shape their own ceramic flowers, which, once brought together, open in a carpet of 4,000 flowers. The flowers are installed in different configurations to fit indoor or outdoor spaces. Vesterheim will be one of the first venue in the United States for a unique installation of the flowers.