Each year ‘Nordic Ventures’ highlights various topics from the Nordic region with a focus on Denmark. The four part series features talks, documentaries, or exhibits at the Seattle Danish Center.

Nordic Ventures 2020

The theme of Nordic Ventures 2020 is ‘Nordic Nomads’. From the Vikings to famous Danes like H.C. Andersen, Nordic people have been known to travel far and wide. Find out more about Nordic wanderlust in this year’s Nordic Ventures series.

Nordic Ventures is held at the Seattle Danish Center (1833 N 105th Street, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98133).
Free parking is available!

Suggested donation is $10
Refreshments: Snacks, soda, beer, wine 

February 27: The Midgard Viking Expedition
March 5: Snapshots – Traveling with Danish Poet H.C. Andersen
April 2: H.C. Andersen by Marianne Stecher (CANCELLED due to the COVID lockdown)
May 28: Danish Wanderlust by Susanne Rasmussen (CANCELLED due to the COVID lockdown)

The Midgard Viking Expedition

The first talk in the series was on The Midgard Viking Expedition, by elite rower Erden Eruc. Erden has won 15 Guinness World Records.

“Snapshots” – Traveling with Hans Christian Andersen by Danish Artist Susanne Thea

“Snapshots: Traveling with H.C. Andersen” is an art exhibition featuring over 50 painting by Danish artist Susanne Thea. The exhibit depicts the travels of Danish author, H.C. Andersen, who is known for his internationally recognized fairy tales.

The Opening Reception for “Snapshots” in Seattle was held on March 5th with Bruce Bro, President of the National Foundation for Danish America. The exhibition is in Seattle through the month of April. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have created an online version of the exhibit. The online presentation was launched on April 2nd, 2020 in honor of H.C. Andersen’s 215th birthday.

“To travel is to live,” said Danish fairy tale author, H.C. Andersen. See his words come to life in “Snapshots,” an exhibition by Danish artist, Susanne Thea. “Snapshots” takes you on a journey with H.C. Andersen.

The intimate, dreamlike, hand-colored copper etchings tell a story, inciting the viewers curiosity to “turn the page” and explore further with the artist and the author. Through her exhibition, Susanne Thea encourages the audience to be curious and explore the world around them – like H.C. Andersen did.

Suggested donation $10
Click here to make a donation to support the exhibit and its journey to Seattle.

The exhibit is currently on tour in the U.S. In May the exhibit will be moving to Museum of Danish America in Iowa.

A big thank you to the National Foundation For Danish America who provided assistance for this exhibit to open at the NWDA Seattle Danish Center!

To set up an appointment to see the exhibit at another time, contact Northwest Danish Association at (206) 523-3263 or e-mail seattle@nwdanish.org

Stay tuned for details on the next talks in the 2020 Nordic Ventures series!

Nordic Ventures: Additional Information

Nordic Ventures is an annual series by Northwest Danish Association featuring contemporary and historical topics about the Nordic region. The series is held in the Spring each year preceding the Danish American Cultural Retreat (DACR).

Stay up to date on Nordic Ventures and any changes in the program by signing up for our e-bulletin mailing list. Read more about previous Nordic Ventures events here.