The Scandinavian Cultural Center has three exhibition galleries:
- Hildahl Gallery is our main exhibition space inside the Scandinavian Cultural Center. It consists of 6 bays equipped with special lighting, a flexible mounting system, security, and custom display cases.
- Larson Gallery is always on view to the public because it is located in the hallway entrance to the Scandinavian Cultural Center. It consists of 5 custom-made, locked display cabinets.
- Stuen Room is an intimate gallery space where many of our larger household items are displayed, including a selection of furniture. It is also used as our Reading Room. Four locked, glass doors separate this gallery from the shared used space in the Scandinavian Cultural Center.
The exhibitions change at the Scandinavian Cultural Center approximately every other month. Many exhibitions are curated by the Director of the SCC, along with volunteer members of the Exhibition Committee, and with input from the Scandinavian Area Studies faculty. A student curated exhibition series was inaugurated in February of 2014 with an exhibition about the Sami and will continue in October of 2014 with an exhibition about the Sustainability movement in Scandinavia. Both of these are based on research PLU students have conducted.
The Scandinavian Cultural Center also is proud to host traveling exhibition and special exhibition developed elsewhere in the United States and Scandinavia. Typically, these have been modern art exhibitions.
Learn more about Current exhibitions at the Scandinavian Culture Center:
Learn more about recent exhibitions at the Scandinavian Culture Center:
- Hypernative: Reconstructed Identities
- Forgotten Nordics: Ethnic Diversity and National Narratives
- Norway and PLU: 125 Years and Counting
- Comings and Goings: Scandinavian Approaches to Birth and Death
- Norwegian Inspiration for Disney’s Frozen
- Celebrating the Life of Thor Heyerdahl
- 1814-2014 Red White and Blue: Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration
- No Labor Lost: Industries of the Labor Movement