‘GRAAL’ GOBLET, DESIGNED BY GUNNAR CYRÉN FOR ORREFORS GLASSWORKS SWEDEN. DONATED BY KRISTIN DAHL KINSEY. COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL NORDIC MUSEUM.
Why We Collect: New Acquisitions From The National Nordic Museum
National Nordic Museum, Seattle, WA - Mar 5 – Jul 19
History museums have wider collecting purviews than art museums, but the National Nordic Museum combines fine art holdings with significant examples of material culture related to Scandinavian immigrant populations in the US. In the acclaimed new building, a wide range of objects is on view, from treaties to maps, a Stone Age flint axe and magnificent Orrefors glass from Sweden, along with other curious, fascinating treasures.