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"A Field Sermon" by Danish modern painter Anna Ancher is one of the works currently on display in the NMWA exhibit. The collection features 41 paintings and oil sketches by Ancher, and more than 20 by members of the artists' colony at Skagen.
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"A Field Sermon" by Danish modern painter Anna Ancher is one of the works currently on display in the NMWA exhibit. The collection features 41 paintings and oil sketches by Ancher, and more than 20 by members of the artists' colony at Skagen.

Feb. 19-Mar. 17: Nordic Cool 2013
Starting today you can explore the arts of Northern Europe at The Kennedy Center, which is presenting Nordic Cool 2013, a month-long festival featuring theater, dance, music, film, food, and more. The festival will include workshops, a modern-take on a classic play, the U.S. debut of two Norwegian films, and performances by top musicians, including one innovative artist who will perform on fragments of ancient glaciers that he has carved into instruments. More than 750 participating artists will bring a diverse sampling of Nordic cultures to D.C. for this international event.

Feb. 19-Mar 12: A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony
You can go to the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the first-ever U.S. exhibition of work by Danish modern painter Anna Ancher and members of the artists' colony in Skagen. The exhibit features more than 60 paintings and oil sketches that are rarely seen outside Denmark. You can view A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony through March 12.

Music: "Midsommarvaka (Swedish Rhapsody No. 1) by Neeme Järvi

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