Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Pyromaniac (Pyromanen), which was domestically released this spring, will have its international premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 8-18.

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Impressed by the painted decoration on Native American Acoma Pueblo pottery, Miles Lund, Boise, Idaho, used chip carving based on straight intersecting lines to recreate the effect on this turned wooden bowl. Lund was born in Wisconsin and had Norwegian grandparents. He carved this bowl in 1991 for Vesterheim’s annual National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition. This judged...

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Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende (file photo)

‘Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations’ appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photos: Randi Berg, model: Matt Spencer

For centuries, alcoholic beverages have played a role in spirited Scandinavian celebrations and have inspired amazing folk art. Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites you to raise your glass in a skål to these traditions by visiting the exciting exhibition, “Skål! Scandinavian Sprits,” on view from August 12-December 31, 2016.

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The National Building Museum will create a new, one-of-a-kind destination this summer when it unveils ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation will emphasize current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction. ICEBERGS will be ope...

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A grant from The American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund was given to Vesterheim to help cover the costs of bringing Norwegian instructors Britt Solheim and Turid Helle Fatland to teach at Vesterheim’s Folk Art School.

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). The $2,250 award from ASF’s Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund was given to help cover the costs of bringing Norwegian instructors Britt Solheim and Turid Helle Fatland to teach at Vesterheim’s Folk Art...

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Ambassador Kåre R. Aas and Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman sign the U.S.-Norway 123 Agreement at the State Department.

On June 13, 2016, President Obama submitted to Congress for its review an Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

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A new exhibition from the Fram Museum, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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