Category: Arts

Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann: A woman for all seasons

Legendary Norwegian actress talks at New York’s Scandinavia House about her life and work Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Part I: The actress Applause begins as soon as the evening’s guest of honor steps on...

Nordic Accord

Nordic Accord

18th-century Scandinavian music resounds with Early Music New York Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It is not often that one encounters classical Scandinavian music beyond Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen, and a few others.  So, it was...

Grieg Academy

Grieg Now!

Conference in Bergen draws scholars and musicians from far and wide Gregory Martin Edvard Grieg Society of America In 1876, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg was asked by his hometown newspaper Bergenposten to send back...

Frozen

A winter wonderland on Broadway

Musical production of Disney’s Frozen is a Norwegian-inspired delight Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Admittedly, when I first heard about the movie Frozen (2013), I was a little skeptical. A Disney cartoon set...

Why you should see Sea by Jon Fosse

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Robert McNamara is on a mission and theatergoers should take note. Who is McNamara, and what is his mission? He is the innovative artistic director of Washington, D.C,’s Scena...

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...

Thanksgiving and a very special painting of a ship

The story of Antonio Jacobsen’s “Steaming Toward America” Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art The Thanksgiving season reminds us of the importance of gratitude for the many kinds of gifts that we receive. At Thanksgiving,...

Double disaster: Bølgen and Skjelvet

Film review Andy Meyer The Norwegian American A few years ago in 2015, I was in Elverum in eastern Norway, far from the sea, on a school visit as a guest lecturer. I was...

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...