Miller Art Museum Celebrates Scandinavian American Culture

The Miller Art Museum ( is partnering with Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant to present Scandinavian American: Photography by National Geographic Explorer Erika Skogg. The exhibition will open July 24, 10 am, and an in-person opening reception – the first since the pandemic began – will be held 5-6:30 pm. 

The exhibit is a collection of photos by Door County-born National Geographic Explorer Erika Skogg that depict the lifestyle, celebrations and traditions of Scandinavian American communities throughout the Midwest – a project funded by the National Geographic Society. The museum also received permission to publish and exhibit images by Maynard Owen Williams for the first time.

During the museum’s Virtual Second Thursday series Aug. 12, 6 pm, curator Helen del Guidice and Skogg will discuss her Scandinavian American visual essay, her path to becoming a National Geographic Explorer and how she approaches visual storytelling.

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