Three days left to vote for National Nordic Museum in USA Today’s Best New Museum awards

Ballard’s National Nordic Museum is on the short list for the country’s best museum.

The Nordic has been nominated in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for Best New Museum: “These museums, ranging from avant-garde art galleries to colorful children’s museums, represent the best openings of the past two years,” the contest details read.

They’ve closed the leaderboard to keep the winner a surprise, but last we checked, the National Nordic Museum was in third place.

Here’s what USA Today says about the National Nordic Museum:

Originally founded in 1980, the National Nordic Museum in Seattle recently debuted its brand new facility in the Ballard neighborhood. This new exhibit space tells the 12,000-year story of Nordic history and culture across the nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The building itself was designed with Nordic details and materials and features a central Fjord Hall that narrows as visitors go deeper into the museum.

Voting is open until Monday, Feb. 17 at noon, and you can vote once per day until the polls close. The winning museum will be announced Friday, Feb. 28.

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Talmerian
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Talmerian

NNM ignores the cultural place of Scandinavians in North America as part of a an oppressive regime monopolizing power over native tribes and POC who built their world (Chinese and Mexican laborers). It ‘celebreates’ their white culture while ignoring the rest of the people. Interestingly the National Musueum of Denmark had an excellent exhibition examining their place in spreading racist tropes. Not unexpected that a museum in Ballard would ignore cultural ramifications of whiteness, I mean….look at redlining in Seattle. I voted for the Stewart Cultural Center and Museum in Carson Cit, NV reconstructed “Indian” school.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Obviously your alarm went off because you are WOKE af, brah

Slugman
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Slugman

I never knew Chinese and Mexican laborers built everyone’s world. What was here before them, just void? No Mexican or Chinese ever used anything built by a white person? Your post is almost as bad as the garbage posted by teabaggers and magas.

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