Nordic Treasures: The Museums of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo

Elder Scholar

Beyond the Louvre and Orsay in Paris, The National Gallery and the Tate in London, and The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, are a trove of art treasures in Europe’s Nordic countries. Discover the paintings and sculptures of the galleries and museums of Denmark, Sweden and Norway in this series of lectures. Explore collections by renowned European artists, as well as the works of artists native to Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Tour the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Musum for Kunst) which houses works by Matisse, Nolde and Picasso, and important works by Danish artists Eckersbert, Bloch and Hammershoi. Visit the extensive collections of the Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. Located in Stockholm, Nationalmuseum’s collections include works by Rubens, Goya, Bellini, Reynolds, Carl F. Hill and many more.

In Oslo, Norway, an entire room at the National Gallery is dedicated to Edvard Munch. Appreciate his stunning works, including Self Portrait in Hell, Madonna and The Scream, along with selected works by Manet, Monet, Degas and Van Gogh. 

JUSTIN NEWELL, art historian and artist, has lectured extensively on Western Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1300-1963, the Bible in Western Art, and the Greek Myths in Art. His lectures have been offered at UBC and local colleges, as well as aboard Elite Cruise Ships, where he is recognized as one of their top special interest speakers. He also conducts art history tours to Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris, London, and other art centres of the world, weaving his knowledge of history, art, political events, and famous sights into his presentations.

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