Trunk, painting attributed to Jørund Tallaksen Tjørekom, Pytten, Aust-Agder, Norway, dated 1839.  Trunk, painting attributed to Jørund Tallaksen Tjørekom, Pytten, Aust-Agder, Norway, dated 1839.

The heirloom trunks that once held an immigrant’s belongings now hold their stories. Explore these stories at a program and luncheon presented by the La Crosse Area Friends of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum on February 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will be at the Radisson La Crosse Hotel and will include the program “In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Norwegian Immigrants Brought...

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Students at International Summer School. . 
Photo: ISS.

Don’t miss these three opportunities to study in Oslo this summer with International Summer School (ISS)!

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Enjoy the winter at the eighteenth annual Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for children ages 3-13. The event is free and will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m., with registration from 9:40 to 10:00 a.m. at the Decorah Community Prairie. Participants must provide their own skis.

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Photo: Dan Wiedbrauk/Flickr, Creative Commons license.

Calling the humanitarian situation in Iraq “critical,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende recently announced that Norway is sending 50 tons of trauma surgical and other medical supplies to Erbil, Iraq. This will allow nearly 10,000 people to receive lifesaving treatment, according to Mr. Brende. “10 million Iraqis are affected by the humanitarian crisis. Right now there is an urgent need for medical...

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Joseph Carlson and Nanna Ingvarsson in Someone is Going to Come

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Photo: Jae Yi Photography.

Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse's play, "Someone is Going to Come," presented by Scena Theater, in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, is coming to the ATLAS Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C January. 09 through February. 05. This is the first time one of his plays is staged in Washington, D.C.

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From the exhibition at VMFA. 
Photo: @Culturegrrl.

At a crossroads in the middle of his career, preeminent American artist Jasper Johns found his way forward in part by looking to the work of Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. This November, VMFA presents a groundbreaking exhibition that examines how Johns mined Munch’s work in the late 1970s and early 1980s as he moved away from abstract painting towards a more open expression of...

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Photo: Audun Braastad/NTBscanpix.

Following is the text of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's national radio and television address, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Norgesskolen is a community of Norwegian children living abroad, as well as a network across cultures and borders. This is a fun place to learn Norwegian! Come visit Norgesskolen in Telemark county this summer between July. 15 and August. 01.

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Work from Liliane Blom.

Norwegian artist Liliane Blom's large solo show "Pink a Cherry Blossom Fantasy" is open in Rockville Maryland through January 15th 2016. Christie`s names it as one of five "unique opportunities to immerse yourself in beauty and artistic stimulation."

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