2020 Folk Art Study Tour:

Folk Art of Norway:
Looking Back, Looking Forward

June 16-28, 2020

Vesterheim invites practicing folk artists and folk-art enthusiasts to join us in 2020! We will explore and study traditional and contemporary Norwegian folk art of the past, the present, and even consider future folk-art exploration.

Join us as we journey through southern Norway from Bergen to Oslo, experiencing the beauty of the Hordaland, Ullensvang, and Telemark regions, while studying both traditional and contemporary examples of knifemaking, woodworking, rosemaling, textiles, jewelry, and folk music.

The tour will include museum visits, presentations by scholars, studio visits with traditional and contemporary artists, historic sightseeing, and some unique hands-on immersive experiences. At every point along the way, we’ll delight in the spectacular scenery, delicious food, and warm hospitality that is Norway.

Mona Stenseth Erlandsen working in her Porsgrunn studio
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Reserve Your Spot on Tour

Download the form below, print and send it, with a $500 deposit per person, to:

Vesterheim, P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101

For more information about upcoming tours:

Katherine Johnson
563-382-9681, ext. 240

Tour Guide and Leader

GUIDE: Lea Lovelace

Lea Lovelace, Director of Folk Art Education, brings over a decade of museum education experience to the position, including working at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Most recently Lovelace served as adjunct faculty for Luther College, where she had the opportunity to develop and co-lead several month-long study courses abroad.

2020 Norwegian Coastal Voyage