New Nordic Cuisine

Open through September 6, 2021

New Nordic Cuisine is an innovative new exhibit about one of the most influential global food movements of the 21st century. But, it’s far more than just a set of recipes, flavors, or techniques. Learn how New Nordic cuisine expresses a set of values through the food we eat by embracing the natural resources, climate, and seasons of the Nordic region – including the long winters and stormy seas. This exciting exhibit explores traditional food and contemporary innovation, local production and global reach, and restaurant culture and home cooking through immersive physical and digital environments. Come to Vesterheim and learn how the cooking traditions and innovation of the Nordic region have captured the attention of the world and inspired chefs and home cooks alike.

Watch a recording of the New Nordic Cuisine online opening event on Vesterheim’s YouTube channel here.

Upcoming Events:

Gather – Film Screening
August 26 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
In partnership with The Museum of Danish America, join us online to watch this thought-provoking and inspiring film, followed by a discussion with cast members.

Open House Reception 
September 2 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Meet us in Vesterheim’s Main Building for a gallery talk by Tova Brandt, Executive Director and Albert Ravenholt Curator of Danish-American Culture at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, and, curator of this traveling exhibit.

Vesterheim is grateful to exhibit sponsors Jon and Mary Hart, Jim and Marge Iversen, Philip and Sarah Iversen, John and Birgitte Christianson, and Tom and Linda Brandt. The exhibit is on loan from the Museum of Danish America.