House of Sweden

House of Sweden House of Sweden is a physical representation of Swedish values such as openness, transparency and democracy and home to Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Iceland, offices and an Event Center with conference and exhibition halls.

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Happy Friday greetings from House of Sweden - welcome to visit us this weekend at 12-5PM if you happen to be in DC! Our ...
04/30/2021

Happy Friday greetings from House of Sweden - welcome to visit us this weekend at 12-5PM if you happen to be in DC! Our exhibition, #Dreamland, The Forest & The Bedrock, is waiting for you in our exhibition halls.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Happy Friday greetings from House of Sweden - welcome to visit us this weekend at 12-5PM if you happen to be in DC! Our exhibition, #Dreamland, The Forest & The Bedrock, is waiting for you in our exhibition halls.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Today, House of Sweden and Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC had the pleasure to host two successful virtual hybrid web...
04/28/2021

Today, House of Sweden and Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC had the pleasure to host two successful virtual hybrid webinars: Energy Outlook 2021 in collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency and, a Nobel Prize Summit solutions session, Our Planet - From Human Impact to Climate Action and Sustainable Industry Solutions.

These High-Level Forums were streamed live from our exhibition halls where we also showcase our exhibition #Dreamland with photos by Swedish photographer, Helene Schmitz.

H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the USA, were part of both webinars together with, among others, Mr. Anders Ygeman, Swedish Minister for Energy and Minister for Digital Development; Swedish Energy Agency’s Director General, Mr. Robert Andrén; and Presenter Ms Eva Hamilton for Energy Outlook 2021.

Participants at Our Planet were, to mention a few, Professor Carl Folke, Director, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, and Chair, Stockholm Resilience Center; Professor Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Northvolt; Dr. Emma Nehrenheim, Chief Environmental Officer, Nortvolt; and Dr. Anna Sjöström-Douagi, Program Director, Nobel Prize Summit Nobel Foundation.

Congratulations everyone on two very professional and well performed webinars!

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUSA
#lifescience

Sunset at House of Sweden 🌄 Day or night, sunrise or sunset, the light enhances the elegant architecture and its surroun...
04/28/2021

Sunset at House of Sweden 🌄 Day or night, sunrise or sunset, the light enhances the elegant architecture and its surroundings.

Bring family and friends for a stroll in Georgetown by the Potomac River, AM or PM, and simply enjoy!

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Sunset at House of Sweden 🌄 Day or night, sunrise or sunset, the light enhances the elegant architecture and its surroundings.

Bring family and friends for a stroll in Georgetown by the Potomac River, AM or PM, and simply enjoy!

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Welcome to the rooftop of House of Sweden‼️ Its 360-degree view of Washington and the Potomac River will take your breat...
04/25/2021

Welcome to the rooftop of House of Sweden‼️ Its 360-degree view of Washington and the Potomac River will take your breath away and leave a lasting impression, indeed.

Ask one of our exhibit guides to take you up to the rooftop before or after visiting our exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility. We are open to the public on Saturdays & Sundays at 12-5PM.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Welcome to the rooftop of House of Sweden‼️ Its 360-degree view of Washington and the Potomac River will take your breath away and leave a lasting impression, indeed.

Ask one of our exhibit guides to take you up to the rooftop before or after visiting our exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility. We are open to the public on Saturdays & Sundays at 12-5PM.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Happy Friday‼️ Visiting DC this weekend? Welcome to walk up these steps on Saturday and Sunday at 12-5 PM to enjoy our c...
04/23/2021

Happy Friday‼️ Visiting DC this weekend? Welcome to walk up these steps on Saturday and Sunday at 12-5 PM to enjoy our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility.

Our Children's Room will remain closed but the rest of the building is open including our rooftop and beautiful terrace from where you can experience a magnificent view of the Potomac River, Watergate, and Kennedy Center.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Happy Friday‼️ Visiting DC this weekend? Welcome to walk up these steps on Saturday and Sunday at 12-5 PM to enjoy our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility.

Our Children's Room will remain closed but the rest of the building is open including our rooftop and beautiful terrace from where you can experience a magnificent view of the Potomac River, Watergate, and Kennedy Center.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

In honor of #EarthDay2021, House of Sweden continues its mission to educate about the importance and benefits of environ...
04/22/2021

In honor of #EarthDay2021, House of Sweden continues its mission to educate about the importance and benefits of environmental responsibility by communicating our own green actions and promoting eco-awareness to others. Our goals at House of Sweden are to:

🔹Minimize our use of resources

🔸Effectively manage our waste production and consumption

🔹Support a green supply chain with environmentally responsible purchasing practice

🔸Promote eco-awareness to and with others

#GoGreen! 🌿

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

In honor of #EarthDay2021, House of Sweden continues its mission to educate about the importance and benefits of environmental responsibility by communicating our own green actions and promoting eco-awareness to others. Our goals at House of Sweden are to:

🔹Minimize our use of resources

🔸Effectively manage our waste production and consumption

🔹Support a green supply chain with environmentally responsible purchasing practice

🔸Promote eco-awareness to and with others

#GoGreen! 🌿

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Spring on the North side of House of Sweden is taking its time to fill in the greenery but, in due time 🌿 If you’re in t...
04/21/2021

Spring on the North side of House of Sweden is taking its time to fill in the greenery but, in due time 🌿

If you’re in the DC-area, take a walk on the back side of the building as well to enjoy the calming Rock Creek.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Spring on the North side of House of Sweden is taking its time to fill in the greenery but, in due time 🌿

If you’re in the DC-area, take a walk on the back side of the building as well to enjoy the calming Rock Creek.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

If you're unable to visit us in person this weekend, join us for a virtual guided tour - with the chance to ask question...
04/15/2021

If you're unable to visit us in person this weekend, join us for a virtual guided tour - with the chance to ask questions to our guide - of the new photo exhibition "Dreamland" by 🇸🇪 Helene Schmitz!

Dreamland is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. Schmitz calls her photographs in the series “a meditation on man’s relation to nature – a global, highly industrialized and automated transformation of landscapes.” 📷🌲⛰️

We will host virtual guided tours of "Dreamland" every Saturday and Sunday, at 11:30am-12:00pm ET, for the next three weekends. More information and registration here: https://bit.ly/3tn0K4B 📷: Helene Schmitz_The Marsh

If you're unable to visit us in person this weekend, join us for a virtual guided tour - with the chance to ask questions to our guide - of the new photo exhibition "Dreamland" by 🇸🇪 Helene Schmitz!

Dreamland is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. Schmitz calls her photographs in the series “a meditation on man’s relation to nature – a global, highly industrialized and automated transformation of landscapes.” 📷🌲⛰️

We will host virtual guided tours of "Dreamland" every Saturday and Sunday, at 11:30am-12:00pm ET, for the next three weekends. More information and registration here: https://bit.ly/3tn0K4B 📷: Helene Schmitz_The Marsh

HOUSE OF SWEDEN REOPENS‼️ This coming weekend, we are reopening our doors to the public to showcase our current exhibiti...
04/15/2021

HOUSE OF SWEDEN REOPENS‼️ This coming weekend, we are reopening our doors to the public to showcase our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility - WELCOME 🇸🇪

We will be open on Saturdays and Sundays at 12-5 PM, starting April 17 & 18. Our Children's Room will remain closed but the rest of the building is open plus our beautiful terrace where you can enjoy the view of the Potomac River.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

HOUSE OF SWEDEN REOPENS‼️ This coming weekend, we are reopening our doors to the public to showcase our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility - WELCOME 🇸🇪

We will be open on Saturdays and Sundays at 12-5 PM, starting April 17 & 18. Our Children's Room will remain closed but the rest of the building is open plus our beautiful terrace where you can enjoy the view of the Potomac River.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

WELCOME BACK: We are excited to reopen our doors to the public on Saturday! Our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #Smar...
04/14/2021

WELCOME BACK: We are excited to reopen our doors to the public on Saturday! Our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility will be open Saturdays and Sundays between 12-5 PM. Free admission. Our Children's Room will remain closed for now.

Safety is our main priority and all necessary measures have been taken including, but not limited to, temperature check, contact tracing, limiting people according to DC regulation guidelines, mask requirements, hand sanitizer stations, frequent cleaning of all high-touch areas, and safe social distancing throughout the building.

Warm welcome back to #HouseofSweden! #SwedeninUSA 🇸🇪🇺🇸

WELCOME BACK: We are excited to reopen our doors to the public on Saturday! Our current exhibitions #Dreamland and #SmartMobility will be open Saturdays and Sundays between 12-5 PM. Free admission. Our Children's Room will remain closed for now.

Safety is our main priority and all necessary measures have been taken including, but not limited to, temperature check, contact tracing, limiting people according to DC regulation guidelines, mask requirements, hand sanitizer stations, frequent cleaning of all high-touch areas, and safe social distancing throughout the building.

Warm welcome back to #HouseofSweden! #SwedeninUSA 🇸🇪🇺🇸

🌸 Happy Monday Morning from House of Sweden - hope you will have a great rest of the week! Enjoy the spring 🌺#HouseofSwe...
04/12/2021

🌸 Happy Monday Morning from House of Sweden - hope you will have a great rest of the week! Enjoy the spring 🌺

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

🌸 Happy Monday Morning from House of Sweden - hope you will have a great rest of the week! Enjoy the spring 🌺

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

There is still time to sign up for a virtual guided tour today of our new exhibition "Dreamland" by Swedish photographer...
04/11/2021

There is still time to sign up for a virtual guided tour today of our new exhibition "Dreamland" by Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz! We offer tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm ET. Registration links here 👉 https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/usa-washington/current/calendar/exhibition-dreamland-by-helene-schmitz/

Helene Schmitz’s work is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. The exhibition "Dreamland" consists of two photography series that examine human-induced changes in bedrock and forest.🌲⛰️ 📷: © Helene Schmitz, Turnings of Fire, 2016

There is still time to sign up for a virtual guided tour today of our new exhibition "Dreamland" by Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz! We offer tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm ET. Registration links here 👉 https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/usa-washington/current/calendar/exhibition-dreamland-by-helene-schmitz/

Helene Schmitz’s work is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. The exhibition "Dreamland" consists of two photography series that examine human-induced changes in bedrock and forest.🌲⛰️ 📷: © Helene Schmitz, Turnings of Fire, 2016

04/09/2021

Have you taken a virtual guided tour of our new exhibition "Dreamland" by Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz yet? We now have 4 new time slots available on Saturday and Sunday this weekend (at 1:00pm and 3:00pm ET each day)! Find more information and registration links here 👉 https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/usa-washington/current/calendar/exhibition-dreamland-by-helene-schmitz/

Helene Schmitz’s work is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. The exhibition "Dreamland" consists of two photography series that examine human-induced changes in bedrock and forest. Watch a sneak peek of the exhibition below. 🌲⛰️

House of Sweden in 🟡 yellow and blue 🔵 as in our Swedish flag 🇸🇪 Did you know that the symbolic meaning of Sweden’s flag...
04/07/2021

House of Sweden in 🟡 yellow and blue 🔵 as in our Swedish flag 🇸🇪

Did you know that the symbolic meaning of Sweden’s flag colors symbolizes generosity and vigilance, truth and loyalty?

If you’re in DC, welcome to sit down and relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers!

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

House of Sweden in 🟡 yellow and blue 🔵 as in our Swedish flag 🇸🇪

Did you know that the symbolic meaning of Sweden’s flag colors symbolizes generosity and vigilance, truth and loyalty?

If you’re in DC, welcome to sit down and relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers!

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

04/02/2021

Are you looking for plans this weekend? On Saturday and Sunday (at 1:00pm and 3:00pm ET each day), we offer virtual guided tours of our new exhibition "Dreamland" by Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz. Find more information and registration links here 👉 https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/usa-washington/current/calendar/exhibition-dreamland-by-helene-schmitz/

Helene Schmitz’s work is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. The exhibitition "Dreamland" consists of two photography series that examine human-induced changes in bedrock and forest. Watch a sneak peek of the exhibition in the video. 🌲🪨

We currently offer virtual guided tours of our new exhibition "Dreamland" on the weekends! There are two time slots avai...
03/30/2021

We currently offer virtual guided tours of our new exhibition "Dreamland" on the weekends! There are two time slots available this coming weekend: 1:00pm and 3:00pm (ET) on both Saturday and Sunday. Find more information and registration links here 👉 https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/usa-washington/current/calendar/exhibition-dreamland-by-helene-schmitz/

Helene Schmitz’s work is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. The exhibitition "Dreamland" consists of two photography series that examine human-induced changes in bedrock and forest.🌲🪨

Even on a rainy day at House of Sweden, Swedish artist, Ingegerd Råman’s art work shows its beauty with her signature ma...
03/25/2021

Even on a rainy day at House of Sweden, Swedish artist, Ingegerd Råman’s art work shows its beauty with her signature marks of glass, black granite, and water.

This reflecting pool on the east side of the building is part of her work, March 6 A.M., which elegantly floats into the Atrium lounge with a similar pool indoors.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Even on a rainy day at House of Sweden, Swedish artist, Ingegerd Råman’s art work shows its beauty with her signature marks of glass, black granite, and water.

This reflecting pool on the east side of the building is part of her work, March 6 A.M., which elegantly floats into the Atrium lounge with a similar pool indoors.

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUsa

Today, House of Sweden had the pleasure to host yet another successful virtual hybrid webinar as part of Embassy of Swed...
03/24/2021

Today, House of Sweden had the pleasure to host yet another successful virtual hybrid webinar as part of Embassy of Sweden’s Rethink Tomorrow series: Transforming Healthcare Challenges into Opportunities - Experiences from
Cancer Care, Elderly Care, and TeleHealth.

This High-Level Forum, live from the Anna Lindh exhibition hall, was co-hosted by Sweden’s Ministry of Health & Social Affairs, Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, Consulate General of Sweden in NY, Swecare Foundation, and the Swedish American-Chamber of Commerce (SACC-DC).

Among some of the participants were H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the USA; H.E. Lena Hallengren, Sweden’s Minister for Health & Social Affairs; Ms Loyce Pace, Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Ms Maria Helling, CEO, Swecare Foundation, and Moderator Ms Julia Manchester, Political Reporter, The Hill.

Congratulations everyone on a very professional and well performed webinar - welcome back to House of Sweden!

#HouseofSweden #SwedeninUSA
#lifescience

03/24/2021

Join our panel discussion 'OutLoud! LGBTQI+ Experiences in the Music Industry' with prominent LGBTQI+ artists from across the globe. The panel will examine the role that sexuality and identity play in artistic development and expression, and discuss the possibilities, challenges, and boundaries they have experienced due to their backgrounds.

Featured panelists:
1. Tove Styrke - Swedish pop artist and songwriter best known for her smash hit single, "Say My Name".

2. Saara Aalto - Finnish pop star, pianist and songwriter known as X Factor UK 2016 runner-up. Saara has also performed in musicals and with legends such as Kylie Minogue, Andrea Bocelli and Adam Lambert.

3. Dave Koz - American contemporary jazz saxophonist and critically acclaimed DJ radio host.

4. Lea DeLaria - American comedian, actress, and singer. DeLaria is credited with being the first openly gay comic to appear on American television with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. She is best known for her portrayal of inmate Carrie "Big Boo" Black on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

5. Michael Mayo - Critically acclaimed singer. His lead single, “The Way,” is from his Mack Avenue Records’ debut album, Bones on Artistry Music, slated for release in March 2021.

6. Andrew D'Angelo - American saxophonist, known for his work with Human Feel, the Matt Wilson Quartet, and Tyft.

7. Theo Bleckmann – German singer, a two-time GRAMMY® nominated and ECM recording artist, described as “from another planet” (New York Times).

8. DJ John Murph (Moderator), DC-based music journalist, entertainer and pop critic.
#OutLoudLGBTQI 🏳️‍🌈 (explicit content disclaimer)

House of Sweden was proud to virtually host the Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz today, presenting her new photo exhi...
03/19/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Opening of Dreamland: Photography by Helene Schmitz. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

House of Sweden was proud to virtually host the Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz today, presenting her new photo exhibition "Dreamland", and answering questions from a small, socially distanced, audience.

The virtual grand opening, including a curated conversation with Helene Schmitz, will take place next week on Thursday, March 25, at 5PM EST.

For more information and registration for tickets, see Zoom Invitation 👉🏻 zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UQjAZFbeQDGEaPcXhYNc0A

Embassy of Sweden is proud to present the exhibition "Dreamland" by Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz. Please join us for a virtual opening on Thursday, March 25, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). PROGRAM - Welcome Remarks by Ambassador of Sweden to the United States Karin Olofsdotter - Presentation of....

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2900 K Street, NW
Washington D.C., DC
20008

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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This is House of Sweden

House of Sweden is a physical representation of Swedish values such as openness, transparency and democracy. It's also the flagship of Swedish public diplomacy in the United States with exhibitions, seminars, cultural events, kids workshops and more!

House of Sweden is a stunning example of contemporary Scandinavian architecture designed by Gert Wingårdh and Tomas Hansen. With its location on the banks of the Potomac it's the only venue in Washington, DC with panoramic views of the river, Kennedy Center, Air Force Memorial and the Watergate Complex. With over 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, House of Sweden can accommodate from 2 to 500 guests in a unique minimalistic Scandinavian environment in the heart of historic Georgetown.

If you are interested in hosting an event in House of Sweden, please contact Embassy of Sweden at [email protected] with ‘Event Request’ in the subject line or call 202-467-2600. Please note, we are not able to host weddings and other private social events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and mitzvahs.


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