Category: Arts & Entertainment

A unique art experience in New York

The Seamen’s Church offers an exclusive fundraising auction online Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American On lookout for art in New York City, there are hundreds of galleries to explore, and sometimes there are...

Cutting Edges

Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. My first impression of Scandinavian House’s current exhibit, “Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection,” was its similarity to...

Grieg & MacDowell

A musical correspondence and friendship Dr. Bill Halvorsen Edvard Grieg Society of America, Inc. In December, 1905, as American composer Edward MacDowell lay gravely ill with the sickness that was soon to take his...

The wisdom on the North

An interview with Sámi singer Mari Boine Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. When I first heard about Sámi singer Mari Boine, I had been playing her music on the Scandinavian Hour radio show (www.1150kknw.com/show/scandinavian-hour), struggling...

Welcome to Norway

Welcome to Norway!

Film review By Andy Meyer The Norwegian American In many ways, we live in a complicated moment in the history of global migration. People can—and do—move more quickly, more distantly, and arguably more abruptly...

SVER

A devilish musical temptation

SVER brings “epic folk” to America Andy Meyer The Norwegian American The Hardanger fiddle was famously considered the devil’s instrument by early Norwegian church leaders. Its music engendered an irresistible urge to dance, and...