Scandinavia House is delighted to once again be participating in Open House New York! We will be opening our doors for self-guided tours on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, with special weekend hours both days for our new exhibition Narrative Threads: Works by Eight Nordic Artists.
Designed by the internationally-renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the headquarters of the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of the ASF’s cultural and educational programming, offering 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.
Explore spaces in the building on a self-guided tour, including the third-floor gallery and the current exhibition, Narrative Threads: Works by Eight Nordic Artists, which presents multi-media artwork by Nordic artists who are distinguished by their innovative use of natural, synthetic, and digital materials (open Saturday & Sunday, 12-6 PM); the lower-level Victor Borge Hall, dedicated to the legendary Danish entertainer, which features films, concerts, and performing arts (Saturday open lobby only, 12-6 PM; Sunday, 1-6 PM); the second floor Volvo Hall event and reception space (Sunday only, 1-6 PM); the interactive Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center (Sunday only); and the Halldór Laxness Library (Saturday & Sunday, 12-6 PM). Björk Cafe & Bistro will also be open for dining both days, as well as the Shop at Scandinavia House.