Category: Arts

Musing on education and art

Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art offers suggestions on how to integrate art into learning from home and discussed the artist Håkon Stenstadvold.

Paintings from Denmark enchant

Denmark’s central location and unique landscapes have drawn painters from all over Scandinavia for generations, influencing Danish painters and artists.

The beloved as muse

The relationship between Nina Grieg and Edvard Grieg was complex and often difficult, but there’s no question she was his inspiration.



In the age on international streaming, the recent Norwegian HBO series, Beforeigners, represents a breakthrough for Norwegian TV.

Fosse - Verdon

“I speak Bob” and all that jazz

Dance legend Bob Fosse was of Norwegian-American heritage. ““Fosse/Verdon” explores his career and problematic relationsbip with his partner and wife, Gwen Verdon.

Peer Gynt

Elling Reitan’s Peer Gynt

In Norway, Elling Reitan is known as the “painter of colors.” He has taken up a variety of motifs in his work, including Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.

Grieg - Peer Gynt

Edvard Grieg and the supernatural

Noted Edvard Grieg expert Beryl Foster writes about the influence of the supernatual in the Norwegian composer’s music, which borrowed heavily from folk traditions.