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City Lights: Hygge and Home with the National Portrait Gallery

Hygge, approximately pronounced “hoo-guh,” is a Danish word that the Oxford dictionary defines as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).” Although it’s said the word has no direct translation into the English language, the National Portrait Gallery is nevertheless trying to bring some into our lives with “Wind Down Wednesday: Hygge and Home,” […]