American-Scandinavian Foundation

New York, NY

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is the leading cultural and educational link between the United States and the Nordic countries. An American nonprofit organization, the ASF works to build international understanding through an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing, and membership offerings. As the headquarters of the ASF, Scandinavia House presents contemporary Nordic culture through a wide range of programs that encompass the visual arts, music, and literature, as well as business, finance, and technology. Offerings include art, design, and historical exhibitions; films; concerts; lectures and literary programs; symposia; language courses; and programs for children and families.

The ASF engaged Bow Bridge to promote the following special exhibitions Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough and its accompanying publication; Independent Visions: Helene Schjerfbeck and her Contemporaries from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery and panel discussion Creative Transformations: A Panel on the Artists of Independent Visions.

Top Photograph: Eileen Travell, 2013, courtesy Scandinavia House/The American-Scandinavian Foundation Inset Photograph: Helene Schjerfbeck - Girl from California I, 1919. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Finnish National Gallery/Ateneum Art Museum, The Kaunisto Collection. Photograph Hannu Aaltonen