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Bad Art? 1,000 Birch Board Pictures from Sweden

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 1 2013 This event has passed.   |   $6 Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, 206-789-5707
Bad Art? 1,000 Birch Board Pictures from Sweden is the world's largest collection of painted birch boards. Individually, these souvenir slabs of wood dating back to the early 20th century are little more than cheap and kitschy nostalgia bombs. But the curators use the glut of them to create arrangements that draw out themes, the pure charm of the trove, and to just make you laugh.

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Nordic Heritage Museum

3014 NW 67th St
Seattle, WA, 98117 (Ballard)
(206) 789-5707

Tues-Sat 10-4, 12-4 Sunday