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 53 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 Franciska Clausen; Swedish painter Fanny Brate; Greenlandic painter, photographer, and writer Pia Arke; Finnish painters Helene Schjerfbeck, Elin Danielson-Gambogi, and Greta Hällfors-Sipilä; and Norwegian painters Oda 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 Sámi artists Outi Pieski and Britta Marakatt-Labba.


The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection.

With generous support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the scan|design foundation

In-kind support is provided by