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Light Lines: The Art of Jan Groth, Inger Johanne Grytting, and Thomas Pihl continues through January 12, and concludes with a special artist-led gallery tour on January 12, with artists Inger Johanne Grytting and Thomas Pihl. On February 23, "Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art," a book talk, panel, and performance with Tanya Toft Ag and special guest artists delves into the shifts into socio-political conditions and international outlook of the Nordic regions, amid digital influences on contemporary art. And on February 23, the new exhibition Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art From Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden opens at Scandinavia House, bringing together a wide array of artistic expressions—paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films, and videos—that reflect the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art. 

"Nordic Oscar Contenders," from January 3 through January 18, presents this year's films chosen to compete for the 2018 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway, and Sweden. Titles include Denmark's high-paced crime thriller The Guilty on January 3; Finland's black comedy and exploitation throwback film Euthanizer on January 4, the Latvian documentary To Be Continued on January 8Woman At War on January 9, an Icelandic drama about the secret double life of an environmental activist; Estonia's moving story about unexpected parenthood, Take It Or Leave It on January 11; the Swedish hit film and supernatural love story Border on January 16; and Norway's What Will People Say on January 18, about cross-cultural differences in Norway's Pakistani community, based on true events in director Iram Haq's life. 

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From January 23 through February 1, "Lumberjacks and Logrollers: Icons of Finnish Cinema" presents a survey of Finnish lumberjack films, created during the 1920s onward, that showcase Finland's rich history of the logging tradition and its place in developing a national identity post-independence. Films include The Lumberjack's Bride on January 23The Song of the Scarlet Flower on January 25Two Old Lumberjacks on January 30; and The Day the Earth Froze on February 1.

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And from February 6 through March 1, the series "Across Borders" explores different interpretations of the understanding of selfhood and belonging in lives led across borders. Films include Eternal Road, about a Finnish man who is forced to get a new identity and life across the Russian border in the 1930s, on February 6 & 8Strawberry Days, a coming-of-age film about a young Polish boy who comes to Sweden to work on a strawberry farm, on February 13 & 15The Return, a docu-fictional film about Danish-Korean adoptees on February 20 & 22; and The Charmer, an intense psychological drama about an Iranian expat who seeks to marry in order to stay in Copenhagen, on February 27 & March 1

This winter, Scandinavian-American ensemble Bridge of Song joins us on January 10 for performances of Finnish and American composers, including a recently discovered sonata by Yrjö Kilpinen, the Finnish father of lied. And on March 7, we present a performance by ASF fellow and Icelandic cellist Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir. Swedish pianist Per Tengstrandcontinues his "Music on Park Avenue" series with a solo performance on January 17 and the final two performances of Beethoven's concerti with Princeton chamber group Opus 21 on February 28 and March 28. And Jeffrey Siegel continues his "Keyboard Conversations" series of concerts with lively commentary on January 24 and March 14.

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Our ongoing children’s programming continues at Scandinavia House with regular activities for small kids in the Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center, as well as workshops and events for older kids on Wednesday afternoons and weekends! Through events that combine creativity with development, the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s educational activities continue to encourage its core philosophy: That play is learning, and learning is play.

These ongoing activities are accompanied by Saturday Arts & Storytelling workshops for all children ages 5 and older. On one Saturday each month, one of New York’s storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center presents fairy tales, folk stories, and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north. On other Saturdays, Scandinavia House continues our new Saturday Arts Workshops guided by arts educators. And on March 2, kids can join us for a celebration of the Scandinavia holiday Fastelavn, known as the "Nordic Halloween," in which kids go from door to door singing songs for candy. 

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