Under summer's silvery perpetual sunlight in Scandinavia, travel with the guidance of Rika Burnham, veteran museum educator, lecturer at Columbia University, and author of the seminal book on art education, Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience. Join her in the land of her ancestors on this Met Classics journey, and discover why the art world has so enthusiastically embraced Norway and Sweden as contemporary art meccas. Fueled by an immense national energy industry, Norway has seen an upswell of incredible contemporary art collections, both private and public. Experience groundbreaking art spaces in Oslo, several of them newly opened. Among the highlights, enjoy a special tour of the brand-new museum known simply as Munch, a dazzling work of architecture housing more than 26,000 creations from Edvard Munch, famous for The Scream; join a curator at the Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museum; and delight in a special look at Norway's new National Museum, now one of Europe's largest museums by size. Meanwhile, Sweden continues to attract lovers of Old Masters paintings while expanding its collections of contemporary art treasures. In Stockholm, discover vast royal collections in marvelous palaces, behold dynamic contemporary art collections, and take a curator-led visit to the splendid Nationalmuseum, home to dozens of masterworks by Rembrandt.