Well Curated

Seattle's Essential Museums

Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Pop Culture, and other cultural institutions that define the city.

01/31/2022 By Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Benjamin Cassidy, and Allison Williams

Monthly Planner

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This February

The Asian Art Museum returns, a jazz legend gets operatic, and Tim and Eric demand your attendance.

01/31/2020 By Stefan Milne


Greenland Isn’t for Sale. But You Can Learn About It at the Sól Festival.

The National Nordic Museum's new summer bash focuses on the Arctic region—and marks the opening of photography exhibit, 'Glacier.'

08/21/2019 By Stefan Milne


What We’re Eating Now August 2019

This month’s favorites: light-as-air shaved ice, lively Middle Eastern street food, and a Nordic riff on Seattle’s signature hot dog.

07/23/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work June 10–13

An August Wilson play in Spanish, the original story of Studio 54, and an NPR Tiny Desk Concert in Seattle.

06/10/2019 By Lily Hansen

Keeping Up With the Scandinavians

Freya and Skål Keep Ballard’s Nordic Roots Alive

Two new establishments—a beer hall and a cafe—exalt Ballard’s Northern European heritage.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 3–9

The week in which: Seattle Beer Week cures what ales you, big-name chefs head to the Nordic Culinary Conference, and Taco Libre Truck Showdown marks food festival season.

05/03/2017 By Rosin Saez

Salty Beginnings

An Ivar Haglund Exhibit Arrives at the Nordic Heritage Museum

Keep clam, everyone.

08/13/2015 By Christina Tiberio

Scandinavian Style

Dressing Swedish: From Hazelius to Salander

Discover the connection between traditional folk costume and contemporary style at this exhibit.

09/05/2013 By Julia Kernerman

Design Exhibits

Midcentury Design Exhibits at Nordic Heritage and BAM

Two pioneering designers, two separate shows, one revolutionary era of design that’s definitely still loved and appreciated in the Northwest.

01/10/2012 By Heather Fink

Fashion Show

Slideshow: Nordic Fashion Biennale at Nordic Heritage Museum

See symposium and exhibit designers and get links to their work.

08/22/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Design Show

17 Swedish Designers

A small but essential show of gorgeously rendered lifestyle pieces is open now at Nordic Heritage Museum.

06/27/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Design Competition

Nordic Fashion Biennale at the Nordic Heritage Museum

The Ballard museum’s set to host a Nordic fashion celebration with an independent design focus.

06/16/2011 By Laura Cassidy