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New Nordic Grand Opening

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National Nordic Museum Ballard
May 5–6, 2018


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The Nordic Museum has moved out of its quaint Old Ballard digs, a 1907 schoolhouse, and into a modern 57,000-square-foot building on Market Street to continue to expand its mission of education on Nordic and Nordic American art, community, and history. There's been some positive buzz in Architectural Digest and Artnet about the new building and collections—it was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, "the firm that helped create the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Newseum, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC." On this May weekend, they'll finally open their doors with much fanfare, including musical and dance performances, along with ticketed admission to the galleries, where work by Fridtjof Nansen, Northern Exposure: Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed, and Nordic Journeys will be on view.

The opening is also part of the monthlong Nordic Seattle event series, which will include a special Nordic Puget Soundtrack screening (Sat May 12, Northwest Film Forum), a special performance at the Ballard Jazz Festival (Fri May 18), the Syttende Mai parade in Ballard (Thurs May 17), and more.

National Nordic Museum

2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Wed-Sun, 10 am-5 pm

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Sun, 10 am-5 pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • May 5–6, 2018