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As part of the nationwide celebration of "Scandinavia Today," sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian hosts a series of programs highlighting Scandinavian arts and culture. The Smithsonian Associates hosts a series of programs on contemporary Scandinavia. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum opens an exhibit, "Scandinavian Modern: 1880-1980," on September 21, 1982, and hosts a symposium on "Scandinavian Design," on October 14-16, 1982.


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • This was the last in a series of national programs focusing on the arts and humanities of various regions, such as "Japan Today" in 1979 and "Mexico Today" in 1976.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, R.U. 426, Box 47.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, R.U. 613, Boxes 635 and 636.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-160, Box 1.
  • Smithsonian Associates Newsletter, April 1982.
  • Smithsonian Year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, pp. 176 and 378.
  • Smithsonian Year 1983. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984, p. 381.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu




  • Congresses and conventions
  • Exhibitions
  • Public programs
  • Scandinavia



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