If you’re anywhere near New York this weekend go see local Swedish American artist Anders Knutsson’s exhibition, “The Importance of Drawing,” at the Swedish church. The drawings in the exhibition have been developed from sketches and notes on the artist’s travels to find unusual and extraordinary trees. You’ll find above work of Kvilleken oak, Scandinavia’s oldest tree, which has grown in Småland for over one thousand years and drawings of the world’s oldest trees, the Bristlecone pines, here in the U.S. The Swedish church is located at 5 East 48th Street, NYC. For more info, see www.svenskakyrkan.se/newyork or call 212.832.8443

Also, if you haven't already, see Siri Berg's solo exhibition at the Fiterman Art Center downtown which closes next Saturday.


Book your tickets for next week's Swedish dance event in New York: The multi-talented dancer, choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg’s choreography premieres at the New York City Ballet. The Shimmering Asphalt, a new Lidberg ballet set to a commissioned score by David Lang opens on Feb. 1. Performances in early February and mid-May. For more info, see www.nycballet.com Photo: Lidberg photographed in New York City for Nordic Reach by Kristoffer Dan-Bergman

Swedish singer Peter Mattei is performing in The Barber of Seville at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Book tickets for the weekend's performances: The Barber of Seville at the Met

Also at the Met, next week, Swedish soprano Katarina Dalayman participates in Dvorak's
which opens on Feb. 2

On February 3, an exhibition of Count Carl Gustaf Tessin's collection, the core of the original holdings of the National Museum in Stockholm opens at The Morgan Library and Museum: Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin The Morgan Museum is at 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, NYC, a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station.

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