The Minister arrived on the afternoon of May 13th, accompanied by her political advisor Maria Göthner, her husband Member of Parliament Trond Helleland and their two children.
The delegation was welcomed to San Francisco, by a reception in the recidence of the Consul General. Among the guests were representatives from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) and the Norwegian architechture firm Snøhetta.
Pictures from the reception can be seen here.
On May 14th, the Minister and the Consul General was present at the grand opening of SF MOMA.
The Mininster furthermore held the speech for the traditional celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day. THe celebrations were arraged by the Norwegian Seamens Church, and took place at Lands End, San Francisco.
See the pictures from the traditional May 17th celebrations here.
The Minister and the Consul General also participated in a receprion in the gallery of artist Pia Myrvold at B.A.D Gallery at Dogpatch.
A movie from the evening at the gallery can he seen here:
The delegation travelled to Seattle on May 15th, and visited Tacoma Art Museum. The Museum has an exhibition of Edvard Munch, "Edvard Munch and the Sea". The Minister was shown, amongst others, Andy Warhols version on Munchs "Scream".
May 16th, the delegation met with the artist Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Museum of Glass. The minister met with representatives of Amazon, at the Amazon headquarter.
Pictures from the trip to Seattle can be seen here.
On May 17th. The Minister participated in the traditional celebrations of the Norwegian Constitution Day in Seattle. MP Trond Helleland was the guest speaker at the event.
A reception at the Nordic Heritage Museum was held on the occation of the opening of an exhibition of the American-Norwegian polar history.