In 2013 Danes in the Desert collaborated with The Museum of Danish America to bring traveling exhibits to Tucson including Victor Borge: A Smile is the Shortest Distance and Danish Gymnastics in America
As part of our ongoing effort to promote Danish culture, we look forward to further collaborations with Danish and Scandinavian museums to bring traveling exhibits to Tucson. Many thanks to Copenhagen Tucson for sponsoring these wonderful exhibits.
The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, has an excellent online sampling of their permanent collections. Visit the website to view items ‘from A to Z to Å’. You might be surprised by what the museum has collected from Danish-American communities across America. Did you know that Mount Rushmore was scultped by a Dane?
And did you know that famous sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, has a bronze statue right here in Tucson? A Borglum bronze of John Campbell Greenway, an Alabama born mining engineer who built the town of Ajo, stands outside the Arizona History Museum at 949 E. 2nd Street, just outside the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.
The Museum of Danish America is currently featuring a temporary exhibit: Danish Modern: Design for Living
April 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Explore the wonderful furniture and housewares designed in Denmark after World War II. What inspired the designers who are still famous for their works? How were these pieces introduced to American consumers? From the Peacock Chair to the Flowerpot Lamp, immerse yourself in this classic period of Danish design.
Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, MN: February 1 – April 27, 2014
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA: May 16 – August 31, 2014