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Book Talk: The Art of Recalling with Barbara Sjoholm

  • Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 Northwest 67th Street Seattle, WA, 98117 United States (map)

BOOK LAUNCH EVENT Biographer Barbara Sjoholm discusses her new book,BLACK FOX: A LIFE OF EMILIE DEMANT HATT, ARTIST AND ETHNOGRAPHER. 

Free event (suggested $5 donation), but please pre-register if possible at https://nordicmuseum.org/events/139123

In the early twentieth century, the Danish artist Emilie Demant Hatt formed an unlikely bond with Johan Turi, a Swedish Sami hunter and would-be writer and artist. She edited and translated his classic work, An Account of the Sami, which included his writings and original drawings. He introduced her to the world of nomadic reindeer herders. Back in Denmark, Demant Hatt wrote her own narrative, With the Lapps in the High Mountains. Author Barbara Sjoholm has been studying the lives of Demant Hatt and Turi for many years and will be giving a talk and slide show presentation about their mutual influence and how Sápmi is reflected in their writings and artwork.

Read more about the book at https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5610.htm