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Swedish National Day

Swedish Consulate General
Jun 06, 05:00PM – 07:00PM

Musical performance by mezzo soprano Leandra Ramm and Ragnar Bohlin and speech by Consul General Barbro S. Osher. Swedish folk dancing by a visiting Swedish ensemble under the direction of Britt-Mari Westholm and Bengt Mård.

The Swedish dancers’ costumes are inspired by a collection of intricately costumed dolls that are part of the Hearst Museum collection at UC Berkeley. The dolls, representing different regions of Sweden, were created for and displayed in the Swedish Pavilion at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, PPIE.

Princess cake and drinks will be served. National costume encouraged.

• Musical performance by mezzo-soprano Leandra Ramm and Ragnar Bohlin
• Speech by Swedish Consul General Barbro Osher
• Swedish folk dancing

The Swedish Pavilion at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 contained a set of 16 large dolls displaying various provincial costumes. These dolls were purchased by Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Honorary Chairwoman of the Women’s Committee for PPIE. They are curated at the Hearst Museum on the UC Berkeley campus. They will be featured at the museum’s reopening in February 2016. The Swedish dancers’ costumes represent many of these same Swedish regions.

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