The Scandinavian Cultural Center has three exhibition galleries:
- Hildahl Gallery: 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: Always on view to the public as it is located in the hallway entrance to the Scandinavian Cultural Center. It consists of 5 custom-made, locked display cabinets.
- Stuen Room: 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. Three sets of 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, student interns, and volunteer members of the Exhibition Committee, and with input from the Nordic Studies faculty.
The Scandinavian Cultural Center also is proud to host traveling exhibitions and special exhibitions 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.
- Dolls and Daily Life – Curated by docents of the center, this exhibit shows off dolls, cooking utensils, musical instruments, clothing and more that would be used and seen in daily life. This exhibit is located in the Hildahl Gallery.
- Nordic Celebration – Curated by docents of the center, this exhibit is located in the Larson gallery outside of the center. This exhibit features clothing, textiles, and pictures of the Norwegian royal family. This exhibit is meant to help celebrate the culture the Scandinavian Cultural Center Promotes.
Past Exhibitions Archive
Archive of previous Scandinavian Cultural Center Exhibitions:
- Indigenous Scholars, We are Lutes Too
- Living History and Nordic Identities
- Skolstrejk för klimatet!
- Textile Technologies
- Lessons from Julie Ann Hebert: The Art of Rosemaling
- The Troll with No Heart in His Body
- Wergeland’s Legacy: Jewish Life and Culture in Norway
- Beyond the Horizon
- No Labor Lost: Industries of the Labor Movement
- Forgotten Nordics: Ethnic Diversity and National Narratives
- Hypernative: Reconstructed Identities
- Norway and PLU: 125 Years and Counting
- Comings and Goings: Scandinavian Approaches to Birth and Death
- Norwegian Inspiration for Disney’s Frozen
- 1814-2014 Red White and Blue: Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration
- Celebrating the Life of Thor Heyerdahl