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University Day: The Norse Saga Room – Influence of Viking Culture

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Please save the date for our next University Day event at ASI! More details to come. 

Discover the story and decorative arts found in the Norse Saga Room – the installation of the fairy tale-like room in the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion. This remarkable room is an inspiring tour de force of symbolism, design, story-telling and craftsmanship.

Scholars including Dr. Dag Blanck, Uppsala University (SE) and Dr. Claire Selkurt (US) will present on the influence of Viking culture and the early Norse mythology extended into the fields of art and craft where Viking imagery was immensely popular. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, artists provided interior and furniture design for private homes and public venues using motifs that created a Viking effect and drew upon symbolism from Norwegian folk art, Norse mythology and Japanese art.

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