The Virtual Baldishol Show Opening

The new exhibit at Norway House, The Baldishol: A Medieval Tapestry Inspires Contemporary Textiles, has been in the planning since the fall of 2018. And now it is up, and beautiful–despite many bumps in the road. Here are the details:

Visit the exhibit at Norway House in person!
July-September 25, 2020 | Tuesday-Friday
10:00am – 3:45pm
(last reservation at 3:00pm)

Six (6) guests are allowed in the Gallery at a time.
All guests are required to wear a mask inside Norway House.

      • $5 | General Admission
      • FREE | Members of Norway House
      • FREE | Children ages 12 and under

GUIDED TOURS – To be guided through the exhibit by Norway House staff or volunteers, please select the $15 add-on when scheduling.
QUESTIONS? Call Norway House during normal office hours Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, 612.871.2211, or send an email to with your phone number.

Click here to Schedule a Gallery Visit

Norway House Virtual Gallery Tour

On Thursday, July 2 at 5:00pm CDT, Norway House premiers an online opening.  See it on YouTube  here.  The first and second Baldishol Inspiration prizes were awarded, chosen by nationally-recognized fiber artists Karen Searle and Carolyn Halliday. Take a virtual tour of all the pieces in the show on the Norway House site here.

Look for the link on the Norway House YouTube Channel and on the Norway House site. Also, follow Norway House on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the know.

On Tuesday, June 30, we did some filming with the judges in the gallery and then the first visitor came! It was a young man who followed up on a Norway House email. He said he just needed to get out and see some art. Because I was there, I gave him a tour. He was blown away by the individual pieces and the variety and beauty in the exhibit as a whole. Here are some gallery shots.

And here’s a funny thing. Lisa Torvik wove a wonderful linen transparency depicting herself and her husband. In one hand the Lisa-figure holds a shuttle. I got that. In the other–what? The first visitor to the gallery asked, but I didn’t know what was draped on her other hand. The next hour one of the artists, Laurie Bushbaum, and two of her friends visited the show. Again, they asked me. One of her friends, a Norwegian, said she was going to contact her relative in Norway to find out what the image might be–some sort of textile tool? Wait, I said, I’ll just call Lisa. Mystery solved! It’s a keyboard and mouse!