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World on the Wall: Globetrotting through Vesterheim’s Fine Art Collection

December 3, 2016 – October 27, 2017

Travel the world through Vesterheim’s fine art collection! This new exhibition features a selection of works that reveal the world through artists’ eyes and picture scenes from five continents, including rivers, seascapes, city views, and portraits.

See over 35 rare and rarely displayed oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings by Norwegian and Norwegian-American artists like Jonas Lie, Christian Abrahamsen, Anna Hong, Sigmund Årseth, and Herbjørn Gausta. In addition to works by popular artists, the exhibition includes several never-before exhibited and rarely exhibited works, such as portraits done in Cairo by Hermann Schultz and scenes of Medfield, Massachusetts, by Knute O. Svendsen.

The exhibition also is an opportunity to welcome back three prints of the Panama Canal construction by Jonas Lie. The Lie prints have been on loan recently to the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York.

Visitors will be introduced to new artists like Solveig Arneng Johnson who attended “underground” art schools during the Nazi occupation of Norway, and can go “into the field” with watercolorists Leila and Carl Strand.

Sponsored by Robert and Evy Alsaker with additional support.