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Arctic Highways opening in Seattle in august 18

This is a powerful and timely exhibition that explores the past,present, and future of the circumpolar north through the creative and curatorial vision of leading artists in Sápmi, Canada, and Alaska.  The work in Arctic Highways connects Indigenous communities and reimagines artificial political borders according to the lines of geography and climate to explore shared socio-economic history and environmental issues. This exhibition illustrates the four core values–openness, social justice, sustainability, and innovation–that guide all that we do at the National Nordic Museum.

Leslie Anne Anderson, Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs



”Arctic Highways” Members Opening and Program, August 18, 6 – 8 pm Pacific

Meet artists Tomas Colbengtson, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, and Matti Aikio at the opening celebration of Arctic Highways. This special Members opening reception will feature a panel discussion with the artists moderated by PLU’s Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies, Dr. Troy Storfjell. Join us for this exclusive opportunity!

Film & Fika: The Fight for Greenland (2020) Film Screening, September 2

Joik Performance, Áilloš, September 10

Virtual Talk, The Arctic in Literature with Dr. Andy Meyer, October 24, 11am – 12pm Pacific
The Arctic is a region that challenges definitions. Despite the picture of a harsh wasteland of ice and snow imagined by many temperate outsiders, it is home to a diverse group of peoples, both Indigenous and settler-colonialist. All of these people—and, it turns out, plenty of outsiders—tell stories, write poems, sing songs, and create images of the Arctic. But what can these stories really tell us about it? In this talk, we will discuss some of those stories, looking for what they might have in common and how they differ, in order to address the question of what literature can tell us about what the Arctic is, and, perhaps, what it isn’t.

Film & Fika: Historja (2022) Film Screening, November 4

We are finalizing times and descriptions for some of the programs. I noticed that the opening date is incorrect on your website.



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