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ONLINE: Virtual Lecture: Sisters of the Brush: Nordic Women Painters in the Impressionist Era

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

impressionist painting of a sunsetJoin the National Nordic Museum for a talk with Dr. Michelle Facos in conjunction with the exhibit Among Forests and Lakes: Landscape Masterpieces from the Finnish National Gallery.

How can one explain the astonishing number and skill of Nordic women painters in the final decades of the nineteenth century? Enjoying an enviable degree of camaraderie with their male colleagues at a time when Victorian mores restricted opportunities of sister artists elsewhere, Scandinavian female painters lived in Paris, joined anti-establishment artist collectives, and pursued successful careers. Was there something different, more egalitarian about Scandinavia that enabled this singular situation?

Register here. Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission

Dr. Michelle Facos is an internationally-renowned expert on Scandinavian art. She has taught in China, Germany, Sweden, Poland, and the U.S. and lectured in more than a dozen countries. Her pioneering Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination. Swedish Painting in the 1890s (1998) has inspired a generation of scholars and collectors.


August 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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National Nordic Museum
(206) 789-5707
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