The King and Queen visit the USA, day 1

The King and Queen with Crown Princess Mary, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Finland's Tarja Halonen. Photo: Andrew Kelly/Scanpix

On Thursday 20 October, The King and Queen began their visit to the USA.
The visit began with the opening of the exhibition "Luminous Modernism: Nordic Art in America", for which they were joined by the King and Queen of Norway, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Finland's President Tarja Halonen.
 
The exhibition brings together works by several of the Nordic artists who took part in a major exhibition in the USA in 1912, and is part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the American Scandinavian Foundation.
 
The American Scandinavian Foundation works to spread knowledge and encourage exchanges between the USA and the Nordic countries. Scandinavia House was opened in 2000 in New York as a way of showing the Nordic region to an American audience.
 
The exhibition includes works by the following artists:
 
Denmark
P.S. Krøyer
Vilhelm Hammershøi
Lauritz A. Ring
J.F. Willumsen
Harald Giersing
Ejnar Nielsen
 
Finland
Eero Järnefelt
Pekka Halonen
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
 
Iceland
Ásgrímur Jónsson
Thórarinn Thorláksson
 
Norway
Harriet Backer
Ludvig Karsten
Thorvald Erichsen
Christian Krohg
Per Krohg
Harald Sohlberg
Jean Heiberg
Henrik Lund
Henrik Sørensen
Edvard Munch
Erik Werenskiold
 
Sweden
Richard Bergh
Anna Boberg
Prince Eugen
Gustaf Fjæstad
Otto Hesselbom
Eugene Jansson
Nils Kreuger
Carl Larsson
Bruno Liljefors
Karl Nordstrom
Anders Zorn