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Family Sundays: Discovering Scandinavia

July 9, 2023, 10:00 am4:00 pm


Come to the Museum with family and friends to experience traditional art, music, and stories of the Nordic countries. Meet artists from the Milwaukee region and beyond as they demonstrate weaving, rosemaling, and other crafts. Enjoy music by Norwegian-Swedish folk duo Lynx Lynx, and take part in art-making activities—paint a Dala horse, play with patterns—inspired by the furniture, textiles, and other objects featured in the exhibition Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.



Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980 | Experience the exhibition that inspires this event. Pick up a free Family Guide outside the exhibition entrance.

Hands-On Art Making | Paint plates and Dala horses; make weavings and cut paper creations.

Student Art Exhibition | See art by students from Metcalfe Park Community Bridges and the Museum’s summer art camps.

Meet Guest Artists | Meet Midwestern artists as they demonstrate crafts rooted in their Scandinavian heritage. Wisconsin artists include Andrea Herkert, who demonstrates rosemaling, and Sara von Tresckow, who weaves on a traditional Swedish floor loom. Learn about Finnish rag weaving from Lisa Wiitala and paper cutting from Sonja Peterson.



10 AM–NOON, 1:30–4 PM | lynx lynx
Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo Vidar Skrede and Patrick Ahlberg play original and traditional Nordic tunes on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.

12:30–1 PM | Scandinavian Sagas
Hear children’s author and storyteller Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux share Swedish and Norwegian folk tales.



10 AM–NOON, 1:30–3:30 PM | Strolling Swedish Elf
Meet the Swedish elf Tomte Kajsa and learn about Scandinavian folklore.

1–1:30 PM | Exhibition Tour
Take a family tour of Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.


Sponsored by:
The American-Scandinavian Foundation

Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 + Google Map