The Nordic Heritage Museum's upcoming exhibition Odin’s Eye features work inspired by Norse mythology from eight Icelandic and American artists. There will be a reception for Museum members and special guests on Thursday, October 9, and the exhibition will be on view October 10 – November 9, 2014. For more info on Norse mythology, see Norse Mythology 101
The exhibition is the museum's participation in the annual Taste of Iceland event in Seattle October 9-12.

Lulu Yee, curator of Odin’s Eye, is not originally from Iceland, but she lived there and developed an interest and affection for the particular culture of her adopted home. “I lived in Iceland for four years,” she said, “and am fascinated with the connection Icelanders have with nature, their colorful heritage, their folklore, hidden people, elves, the Norse Gods.” Yee is also an artist herself, and some of her work is featured in the exhibition. There are seven other artists featured, including Icelanders Gunnella, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, Sindri Már Sigfússon, and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, and American artists Derek Weisberg, Pandora Andre-Beatty and Michael Linton Simpson.

“Iceland is a nation of great storytellers, and I wanted to work on a group show which addresses an aspect of the Icelandic heritage, while at the same time, viewing it through the lens of a foreigner who has had little exposure to those stories,” Yee said.

For more info, see or call 206.789.5707. The museum is located at 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, Wa 98117