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THE SWEDISH-AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, SACC-USA, is looking for a new president for its office in House of Sweden in Washington, D.C.
The mission of the SACC network is to promote trade and investment between Sweden and the U.S. in both directions. SACC-USA is the umbrella organization for 20 regional chambers across the U.S.
For more information, visit: http://sacc-usa.org/about/open-positions.
Exhibition with Sweden's Master Painter Anders Zorn opens at the National Academy Museum in New York
Category: Design & Art
A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE of Swedish Master Painter Anders Zorn (1860-1920) opened at the National Academy Museum on Thursday, Feb. 27, in New York. The exhibition features 90 rarely seen works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States and reveals the vibrant artistic personality of the painter.
ZORN, a watercolorist, painter, etcher and sculptor, rose from humble beginnings in the Swedish countryside to travel the world, captivate American artists and politicians, and paint some of the most sought-after portraits of America's Gilded Age.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS at the National Academy Museum include film, music and historical lectures, which will highlight the artist's remarkable life. There will be a screening of the film documentary "Anders Zorn in the Gilded Age" on March 8, a choral performance by the Church of Sweden in New York on March 30, and historical lectures "Emma Lamm Zorn: Philanthropist, Ethnographer, Woman, Jew" on March 26 and "Zorn, Paris, and the International Avant-Garde" on April 16.
THE EXHIBITION runs through May 18, 2014.
NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM is located at 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street in New York City. Admission: adults $15, seniors (65+) and students $10. Children under 12, members and students of the National Academy School free. For more information: www.nationalacademy.org.
THE EXHIBITION season 2014 - "Going Glocal" -- opened at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Throughout the year the Embassy of Sweden and partners will explore local opportunities emerging from globalization, with the key topics free trade, global development, climate and sustainability. New business opportunities and local jobs as a free result of free transatlantic trade will be examined, and the embassy's outreach activities will contribute to the debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the European Union and the United States.
SWEDEN WILL also put its own distinctive spin on the American experience of a road trip with the project Sweden on the Road. The Embassy of Sweden in the United States is hitting the road on a grand tour to connect with Americans in cities, towns and rural areas to exchange ideas with students, entrepreneurs, decision-makers and others.
DURING THE OPENING reception, speeches were given by the new Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Björn Lyrvall, and the head of the World Resources Institute, Dr. Andrew Steer.
Sweden's new Ambassador to the United States, Björn Lyrvall will talk about 'Reflections on US - Swedish Relations' at a SACU luncheon in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 20
"REFLECTIONS ON US - Swedish Relations" is the topic of a Swedish-American Cultural Union (SACU) luncheon in Washington, D.C. with Sweden's new ambassador to the United States, Björn Lyrvall.
THE SACU luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Pier Seven Restaurant in the Channel Inn, 650 Water Street, S.W., beginning at noon with "no host" cocktails and concluding by 2 p.m. Member cost is $25, and non-members $29. Parking is available on the street or in the Channel Inn parking garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfront Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in walking distance.
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'I Call My Brothers' - a play by Swedish author and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri performed in New York through February 23
"I CALL MY BROTHERS," a play by acclaimed Swedish author and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri was a critical success when performed in Sweden and is now running at New Ohio Theatre in New York through February 23.
THE PLAY TRACKS a fraught 24 hours in the life of a young Arab-American man by the name of Amor as he runs errands in New York City after a car bombing. Perhaps Amor will be tragically mistaken for a terrorist. He does his best to blend in and not attract suspicion. Inside Amor's head, the lines between criminal and victim, and fantasy and reality become blurrier and blurrier.
MR. HASSEN Khemiri is of Tunisian and Swedish parentage, and won Sweden's top prize for best literary debut with his novel "One Eye Red." His novel "Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger," was published in the U.S. in 2011. His Obie Award-winning play "Invasion!" opened in New York the same spring. "I Call My Brothers" comes from the same director and producer.
THE NEW OHIO Theatre is located at 154 Christopher Street, New York City. Performances are Tuesdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets: $25-$35.
For more information and tickets: www.playco.org.
The Washington Chapter of SWEA held its annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Swedish Ambassador's Residence in Washington, D.C.
ON THURSDAY, Feb. 6 the Washington Chapter of the Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) held its annual meeting at the Swedish Ambassador's residence on Nebraska Avenue in Northwest Washington.
THE SWEA membership voted in a new board for 2014, which consists of Officers Li Thornton, chair; Ann-Marie Brisbois; vice chair; Ulla Olofsson, secretary; Anna Lagercrantz, treasurer; and Directors Sofia Hassander, responsible for membership; Mari Norberg, new members and recruitment; Anne-Catherine Jansen, program; Kristina Bergsten Chereton, program; Margareta Yarwood, program; Ulrika Svenneke Åsberg, program; Li Ansefelt Thornton, web editor: and Melissa Cressey, responsible for PR.
AFTER THE ANNUAL meeting the members were invited to a delicious buffet at the residence.
SWEA (www.swea.org), Swedish Women's Educational Association, was founded in Los Angeles in 1979 by Agneta Nilsson and has about 7500 members in about 70 local chapters in 33 countries.
'Heroes - Gone But Not Forgotten' - the art of Charles White exhibited at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland
Category: Design & Art
AN OPENING RECEPTION for the exhibition "Heroes - Gone But Not Forgotten," which features 47 works by the great African American artist Charles White was held on Thursday evening, Jan. 30 at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. The exhibition will be on display at the center through May 23, 2014. For more information, visit www.driskellcenter.umd.edu.
Renowned Swedish pianist Niklas Sivelöv performed at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 29
NIKLAS Sivelöv, a renowned Swedish pianist and the first Swedish artist inducted into the Steinway Hall of Fame, performed at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
WITH A REPERTOIRE THAT extends from Bach and Beethoven to Lutoslawski, including many contemporary Swedish composers, and with his brilliant technique and his background as a composer, he is regularly invited to perform with leading orchestras around the world.
DURING THIS Washington concert Mr. Sivelöv performed J.S. Bach's Partita No. 2 in C minor Opus 111 and L. van Beethoven's Sonata No. 32, and after the intermission A.N. Skrjabin's Sonata-Fantasy No. 2 in G-sharp minor Opus 19, Deux Morceaux Opus 57, Feuillet d'album Opus 58 and Deux Morceaux Opus 59, and finally Béla Bartók's Sonata BB88.
NIKLAS Sivelöv's many awards include the Diapason d'Or for his recording of Berwald's "Piano Concerto," a Cannes nomination for the best 20th century recording of Eina Englund's "Piano Concerto No. 1," the Independent Music Award for Best New Classical recording and the Vox Populi for improvisations inspired by Carl Michael Bellman and Penguin Record Guide's highest marks for his recording of Piano works by Wilhelm Stenhammar and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger.
For more information, visit www.sivelov.com.
The National Press Club in Washington inaugurates Myron Belkind as the club's 107th president with 'An International Gala' celebration
THE 107th president of the National Press Club in Washington, Myron Belkind, was honored at an inauguration party - "An International Gala" - at the club on Saturday evening, Jan. 25. Mr. Belkind is a former foreign correspondent for the Associated Press.
THE EVENT'S MASTER OF CEREMONIES was Gil Klein, 1994 National Press Club President, and the keynote address was given by H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa. Additional speakers were Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, and Mark Hamrick, 2011 National Press Club President. Jan Du Plain, Chair, 2014 International Inaugural Committee, gave the closing remarks. The diplomatic corps was well represented at the gala.
'Empowering Everyone to Succeed - Professionally and Personally' is the topic of a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) Luncheon with Gunilla Girardo
GUNILLA GIRARDO of Next Level USA will be the speaker at a SACU luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The topic of the speech is "Empowering Everyone to Succeed - Professionally and Personally."
MS. GIRARDO will share lessons learned and best practices from her 20 years of helping organizations and individuals succeed in the US market. She will also share her reflections on what makes or breaks a deal and what she thinks Scandinavians can learn from the mindset of Americans.
THE SACU luncheon will be held at the Pier Seven Restaurant in the Channel Inn, 650 Water Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., on the District's Southwest waterfront, beginning with "no host" cocktails at noon and concluding by 2 p.m. Member cost is $25.00, non-members $29.00. Parking is available on the street or in the Channel Inn parking garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfront Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in walking distance.
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