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- No. 1, 2, 3, or 4 up Madison Ave.
- No. 1, 2, 3, or 5 down Fifth Ave.
- No. 6 to 33rd St. or 42nd St./Grand Central Station
- No. 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to 42nd St./Grand Central Station
The Nordic Center in America
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States, offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities. Designed by the internationally renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House is the headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of ASF’s cultural and educational programming.
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue @ 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
T: 212.779.3587 | E: | W: scandinaviahouse.org
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Established in 1911 by Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulson and a group of other forward-thinking leaders from business and education, The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) was the first international non-governmental society to have as its sole purpose the development of goodwill through educational and cultural exchange. It was designed to meet the needs of its time through fellowships, scholarly exchange, exhibitions, and publications. These programs have grown over the years, and along with the cultural programs at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, have provided a comprehensive platform for ongoing international exchange between the United States and the Nordic countries.
This international work is at the heart of the Foundation’s mission. Each year, the ASF awards some $800,000 in fellowships and grants to individual students, scholars, professionals, and artists for study and research in the United States and abroad. To date, nearly 30,000 Americans and Scandinavians have participated in these and other ASF programs of study, research, or practical training. When the ASF was established, by Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulson and a group of other forward-thinking leaders, it was the first international non-governmental society to have as its sole purpose the development of goodwill through educational exchange.
In October 2000, the ASF opened Scandinavia House as a showplace for Nordic culture and life. To date, it has welcomed over a million visitors, who have come to enjoy exhibitions, performances, lectures, and more. Scandinavia House was financed by the generosity of more than 300 donors from the U.S. and abroad, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as the Nordic governments and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
For more information about ASF's Fellowships & Grants Program, Internship Training Program, and Public Projects Grants, visit amscan.org or call 212.779.3587.
More information about the ASF Centennial.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation @ Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue @ 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
The American-Scandinavian Foundation gratefully acknowledges program support from the John L. Loeb Jr. Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. Educational and cultural programs at Scandinavia House are also supported by the following ASF funds: The Louise and Karl Andrén Fund for Musical Performance; The Bonnier Family Fund for Contemporary Art; The Victor Borge Hall Endowment Fund; The Edith Coulter Fund; Dunard Fund USA; The F. Donald Kenney Fund for the Visual Arts; The Elle Leppälä Kronquist from Kuru, Finland, and William Kronquist from Narpes, Finland, and Dr. Laura Kronquist Mesaros Memorial Endowment Fund; The Asbjørn Lunde Fund in Memory of Karl and Elisa Lunde; The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Young Artists Performance Endowment Fund; The Hilppa Roby Fund for Finnish Cultural and Educational Programs; The Alice and Corrin Strong Fund; The Thord-Gray Memorial Fund; and The Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, as well as by The Icelandic Cultural Fund and The Norwegian Centennial Cultural Fund. The American-Scandinavian Foundation is very grateful for this support and for that of other donors whose contributions make the programs at Scandinavia House possible.