Steve Giovinco
Credit: Courtesy of American-Scandinavian Foundation

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

12:00pm — 6:00pm

Sun, October 23rd, 2022

12:00pm — 6:00pm

Designed by the internationally-renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of the ASF's cultural and educational programming, offering a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children's activities.

Spaces in the building include our third-floor gallery, which features exhibitions celebrating Scandinavian artists. Opening October 21, the exhibition "On the Arctic Edge: Marion Belanger, Clare Benson, & Steve Giovinco" presents three contemporary artists whose work traverses the ranges of the Arctic Circle to probe themes ranging from time to memory, to landscape and the built environment, to science and mythology, to our changing climate. Other spaces in the building include the lower-level Victor Borge Hall, dedicated to the legendary Danish entertainer, where we feature films, concerts, and performing arts; our second floor Volvo Hall event and reception space; the Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center, an interactive space for children; and the Halldór Laxness Library.

Spaces available to the public on Saturday include the third-floor gallery, and fourth-floor Halldór Laxness Library. Victor Borge Hall and Volvo Hall will be closed for private events.

The Gallery, normally closed on Sundays, will be open especially for Open House New York.