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Opening for Exhibit Sámi Dreams

July 1, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening for Exhibit Sámi Dreams

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 1:00-3:00 pm CT

Location: Vesterheim Main Building

Celebrate the opening of Vesterheim’s newest exhibition, Sámi Dreams: Portraits of Resilience in the Norwegian Arctic, with a special reception and gallery talk by exhibit curator Randall Hyman! There will be free museum admission from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The reception will take place in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building. Light refreshments will be served. Welcome and exhibit comments by Randall Hyman will be at 1:30 p.m. in the third-floor exhibit gallery. During the talk, Hyman will tell the stories behind the pictures and describe the portrait sitters, their interviews, their role in the overall theme of the exhibit, and how the photos were taken.

This exhibit features 18 photographic portraits of Sámi men and women in Scandinavia along with recorded interviews by researcher Randall Hyman that touch on indigenous rights, climate change, reindeer husbandry, art, and other topics. Hyman has traveled the globe on magazine assignments for nearly four decades covering natural history and travel topics from Northern Europe to South America to Asia to Africa. Find out more about the exhibit here.

Check back for information about an upcoming online presentation by Randall Hyman.

This exhibit and programming are made possible by generous gifts to the Vesterheim Annual Fund from the friends and family of Harley and Norma Refsal.


July 1, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM