Motiv: 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