"Snapshots: Traveling with the Poet H.C. Andersen" Exhibit Opening

  • September 25, 2021
  • Scandinavian Cultural Center - West Newton, MA


The Scandinavian Cultural Center is presenting the exhibit by Danish artist Susanne Thea. The exhibit depicts the travels of Danish author, H.C. Andersen, who is known for his internationally recognized fairy tales. The exhibit is currently on tour in the U.S. and will arrive in West Newton, MA late this summer.

The National Foundation For Danish America is pleased to have provided assistance for this exhibit to open at the Scandinavian Cultural Center!

Danish Artist Susanne Thea refers to Andersen’s famous quote, “To travel is to live” and his subsequent travels, documented in detail in his diaries. He took the most modern, up to date transportation available at the time (steamboat, steam train & horse and carriage). Thea “mind traveled” via Google.  The intimate, dreamlike, hand-colored copper etchings are like illustrations in a book, inviting the viewer to be curious and explore with the artist and the author. Thea hopes to spark curiosity in the viewer to “turn the page” and explore what the next skirt in the exhibition reveals or maybe find themselves on a steam train, traveling with the poet and the artist.”

National Foundation for Danish America
PO Box 1003
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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