Vesterheim is honored to invite you to attend a Friends Luncheon and Program on May 5, 2018, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin.
The program will be Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen by Laurann Gilbertson, Vesterheim’s Chief Curator.
Why do some people leave their homes in search of a better life? Explore the way a new exhibit at Vesterheim uses Knud Knudsen’s stunning black and white photography to wrestle with that question. Learn about some of the economic, social, and environmental factors that led to above-average rates of emigration from Knudsen’s hometown, the village of Tokheim on the Sørfjord.
We encourage you to wear your bunader or Norwegian sweater. Please bring a “portable artifact” or photograph from your family history to share at your table.
The menu is Sesame Salmon with Mango Salsa and a Sweet Soy Glaze, served with Roasted Parsley Buttered Red Potatoes and Honey-Glazed Carrots OR Vegetarian Cheese and Spinach Manicotti with Marinara Sauce, served with a Grilled Vegetable Medley. Both are served with Rolls, Coffee, and a Scandinavian Sweet Treats Dessert Tray.
Everyone is welcome! Tickets are $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are required by April 26, 2018.