Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, an exhibition of masterpieces by celebrated Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916), opens at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, in New York City, on October 17, 2015. The selection of 24 paintings examines the practice of an artist who defied tradition and conventional expectations with his enigmatic artworks, eventually earning recognition as one of Denmark’s greatest artists of the modern era. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Kasper Monrad, chief curator at the Statens Museum for Kunst/National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) in Copenhagen and a leading expert on Danish and European painting of the 19th century. On view through February 27, 2016, the exhibition will be accompanied by a range of public programs for all ages and a new publication. Drawn from SMK’s extensive collection, Painting

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