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WA: Marimekko, With Love

Friday, March 10, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle, WA United States

An exhibition of landmark fabrics and fashions created by pioneering designers at Finland's Marimekko, from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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OR: My Paradise and Climate Change Exhibits

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017
Nordia House Portland, OR United States

My Paradise: Summer Villas by Famous Finnish Architects, 1880’s-1960’s is a photographic exhibit by Jari Jetsonen that focuses on the summer villas of famous Finnish architects throughout the 20th century. It will be paired with Interpreting Climate Change, an exhibit of Finnish artist Inka Juslin's paintings and photography.    

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CT: Sisu and Creativity Exhibition

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Connecticut Historical Society Hartford, CT United States

The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is partnering with the Finnish American Heritage Society (FAHS) based in Canterbury, CT to present art works, images, and documentation of the community’s history from the FAHS archives, one of the largest Finnish collections in the country. "Sisu and Creativity: Finnish American Heritage in Connecticut" explores Finnish history in Connecticut …

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NY: Helene Schjerfbeck & Contemporaries Exhibition

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave.
New York, NY United States

Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and Her Contemporaries, from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, an exhibition presenting fifty-five works by four celebrated Finnish artists. The exhibition highlights the pioneering role of these artists at the end of the 19th century and in the early decades of the 20th: Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946), Sigrid Schauman (1877–1979), …

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NY: fashion after Fashion

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Sunday, August 6, 2017
Museum of Arts and Design New York, NY United States

fashion after Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design features commissioned works by Helsinki-based ensæmble and SSAW Magazine, New York-based Eckhaus Latta, Lucy Jones and Ryohei Kawanishi, and Copenhagen-based Henrik Vibskov. A project of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, and Parsons School of Design, New School, New York.

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10:00 am

MN: Traveling Sauna

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hjemkomst Center Moorhead, MN United States

Sample the hot sauna and enjoy refreshments and traditional music with accordion at this family-friendly event hosted by the Red River Finns at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

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1:00 pm

CA: Ida Elina on Kantele

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hall of Nations Lawn San Diego, CA United States

Modern kantele concert by Finnish artist Ida Elina at the Hall of Nations Lawn Area, San Diego. Co-sponsored by the House of Finland of San Diego, she is touring the U.S. as part of the Finlandia Foundation National FInland 100 Music Program. This is a Finlandia Foundation Finland 100 Signature Event.

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3:00 pm

MA: Vappujuhla/May Day Party

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center Newton, MA United States

Bring your family! Let's celebrate Vappu together in Newton! Vocalist Ilona Jokinen and pianist Martta Desanges will lead a spring sing-along. There will be balloons and face painting for kids, and food and beverage for young and old. The event is free ($5 suggested donation for the buffet).

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5:00 pm

MI: Vappu Party

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Finnish Center Association Farmington Hills, MI United States

Join the traditional celebration of spring with a potluck supper and programs for kids and adults at the Finnish Center in Farmington Hills. $15; students and seniors $5; children free.  

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6:00 pm

MA: Spring Fling with Vappu Flavor

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saima Park Fitchburg, MA United States

Celebrate spring and Vappu at The Finnish Center at Saima Park Dinner Dance.

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7:00 pm

CT: Love Songs in Spring

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Finnish Hall Canterbury, CT United States

Enjoy Finnish love songs and American favorites with Hannu Makipuro, "the singing barber," and special guest musicians at the Finnish Hall in Canterbury.

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