Tag: Iceland

Photos: Drifting into Iceland

Leave your laptop at home and embrace the spectacular landscape surrounding Reykjavik.

/ September 11, 2017

The Man Who Stole Himself

The island nation of Iceland is known for many things—majestic landscapes, volcanic eruptions, distinctive seafood—but racial diversity is not one of them. So the little-known story of Hans Jonathan, a free black man who lived and raised a family in...

/ November 15, 2016

Northern Voices: Songs from and Inspired by Iceland

Whether because of a subway advertising campaign, an infamous volcanic eruption, or the underdog soccer success story of the decade, the last several years have seen a surge of interest in all things Icelandic. Similarly, it has always been in...

/ October 13, 2016

Borrowed Time Opening Reception

Join us Saturday, October 15, 2016 to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition—Borrowed Time: Icelandic Artists Look Forward—with refreshments and remarks from curator Ásthildur B. Jónsdóttir. Borrowed Time: Icelandic Artists Look Forward presents the work of contemporary Icelandic artists...

/ October 10, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Virgin Mountain/Fúsi”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark, 2015). Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is 43 and still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he has yet to find the courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks...

/ March 11, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Virgin Mountain/Fúsi”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark, 2015). Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is 43 and still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he has yet to find the courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks...

/ March 9, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Paris of the North/París Norðusins”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Iceland, 2015). Recovering alcoholic Hugi (Björn Thors) struggles to establish a sober and sane existence in a tiny Icelandic village against the stunning backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains. Hugi is a primary-school...

/ March 4, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Paris of the North/París Norðusins”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Iceland, 2015). Recovering alcoholic Hugi (Björn Thors) struggles to establish a sober and sane existence in a tiny Icelandic village against the stunning backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains. Hugi is a primary-school...

/ March 2, 2016

“Refugees”

Hlín Agnarsdóttir’s play focuses on Vala, who returns to Iceland to receive an award and finds her mother’s housed taken over by her two unemployed brothers, while her niece hide refugees in the basement. Part of the SATContemporary Reading Series....

/ February 29, 2016