“Sámi Dreams: Portraits of Resilience in the Norwegian Arctic” exhibit is open at Vesterheim through Oct. 31. (submitted photo)
Celebrate “Sámi Dreams: Portraits of Resilience in the Norwegian Arctic,” the newest exhibition at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, on Saturday, July 1, from 1 to 3 p.m., with a special reception and gallery talk by exhibit curator Randall Hyman. There will be free museum admission during the event.
The reception will take place in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building, welcome and exhibit comments by Randall Hyman will be at 1:30 p.m., in the third-floor exhibit gallery. Hyman will tell the stories behind the pictures and describe the portrait sitters, their interviews, their role in the overall theme of the exhibit and how the photos were taken.
This exhibit is open through Oct. 31 and features 18 photographic portraits of Sámi men and women in Scandinavia along with recorded interviews by researcher Randall Hyman that touch on indigenous rights, climate change, reindeer husbandry, art and other topics.
Hyman has traveled the globe on magazine assignments for nearly four decades covering natural history and travel topics from Northern Europe to South America, Asia to Africa. Connect at vesterheim.org or 563-382-9681.