Norwegian Landscapes in Retrospect Exhibit
Monday, January 19, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – A photograph exhibit showing the landscape changes in Norway in the 19th and 20th centuries is on display at Augustana College. Old photographs are compared with recent photos, taken from the same vantage point, to highlight changes in agricultural landscape as well as cities, recreational areas, transportation and nature.
The traveling exhibit is from the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, a leading Norwegian scientific institution regarding use of forest resources, forest ecology, and the environment. The exhibit’s stop in Sioux Falls is made possible by the Norwegian Embassy and Augustana.
“Our intention with this exhibit is to stimulate debate about landscape changes in Norway,” said Arne Bardalen, director general of the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute. “The landscape is an important part of the nation’s identity and holds aesthetic, biological and cultural qualities.”
The exhibit, located in the Morrison Commons Siverson Lounge, is free and open to the public. It will be on display through March.
The Morrison Commons is located off 30th Street and Grange Avenue, and is open seven days a week.