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Daylong symposium marks conclusion of special exhibition Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) hosts a major one-day symposium on early twentieth-century art in Scandinavia. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912, the international symposium will address a variety of issues, including the role of women artists, art and nation building, and modern Scandinavian art in the United States, among others.

The symposium will comprise morning and afternoon sessions, each of which will open with a keynote address and move on to a panel discussion followed by a lecture. The keynotes will be given by Patricia G. Berman, professor of art history at Wellesley College and the University of Oslo and coordinating curator of Luminous Modernism, and Roald Nasgaard, professor of art history at Florida State University. The day will conclude with a question-and-answer period. (See attached for further information and complete schedule.)

The exhibition will be open for viewing.

Saturday, February 11, 2012; 9:00 am–5:30 pm
Registration opens at 9:00 am
Morning session: 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Afternoon session: 2:30–5:30 pm

Schedule subject to change.

Preregistration is recommended, as space is limited. For more
information, please visit To register, please
contact Yvonne Ericson at [email protected] or 212.779.3587.

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue @ East 38th Street, New York City.

General admission, $40 ($20/session); ASF members and students with a
valid ID, $24 ($12/session); includes admission to the exhibition.

Early registration by January 15, 2012, $35; $20 ASF Members &
students with a valid ID.

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