Nordic Impressions

Art from Åland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821–2018

October 13, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years. It features works by 54 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland.

Nordic Impressions pays tribute to the artistic excellence of 19th- and 20th-century Nordic painters, such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, and Jóhannes S. Kjarval; celebrates the considerable artistic diversity in Nordic art, featuring both the expected (sublime landscapes and melancholic portraits) and the unexpected (abstract and conceptual art). It also features a significant number of women artists, such as Danish painters Anna Ancher and Franzisca Clausen; Swedish painter Fanny Brate; Greenlandic painter, photographer, and writer Pia Arke; Finnish painters Helen Schjerfbeck, Elin Danielson-Gambogi, and Greta Hällfors-Sipilä; and Norwegian painters Olga Krohg and Harriet Backer. Prominent contemporary artists include Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Hrafnhildur Anardóttir/Shoplifter from Iceland, Israeli-born Danish painter Tal R, the Norwegian performance and video artist Tori Wrånes, Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Mamma Andersson, Finnish artists Eljia-Liisa Ahtila and Henry Wuorila-Stenberg, and the Sámi artists Outi Pieski and Britta Marakatt-Labba.


The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection.

This exhibition is made possible through support from The Nordic Heritage Museum.

With generous support from Barbara Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Scan | Design Foundation

In-kind support is provided by Farrow & Ball