Folk art is made new at Vesterheim

The museum’s Folk Art School has a new director, a new apprentice program and a new goal of connecting traditional Norwegian arts with their contemporary descendants Jim Dietz-Kilen Des Moines, Iowa The Folk Art School at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Cultural Center, has been offering formal classes and other educational experiences for more than 50 years. Located in Decorah, Iowa, the museum’s history is inextricably linked to Norwegian folk arts, going back considerably further than a half-century. Vesterheim was founded in 1877 as the Norwegian-American History Museum, part of Luther College. Norwegian folk art objects were, from the beginning, well re
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