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“The Life and Lens of Knud Knudsen”

July 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Knud Knudsen (1832-1915) was an early studio photographer in Bergen and the first photographer in Norway to travel extensively around the country. Knudsen captured glimpses of everyday life, special occasions, landscapes, and people in his detailed and dramatic black and white images. Learn about Knudsen, his photographic processes, his passion for horticulture, as well as life in Norway in the late nineteenth century. 


Laurann Gilbertson is a Des Moines native. She holds a BA in Anthropology and an MS in Textiles & Clothing, both from Iowa State University. She was Textile Curator at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, for 19 years and is now the Chief Curator there. Among her duties are overseeing the collection of more than 30,000 artifacts, creating exhibitions, and leading Textile Study Tours to Norway. We welcome her back to Livsreise to tell us about this exhibit which is on loan to us from the Vesterheim.





July 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm