American Swedish Institute
A gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden. A vibrant museum and cultural center. A Minnesota landmark. A community partner.
In 1908, the Turnblads—a Swedish immigrant family—completed the construction of their castle-like mansion on Minneapolis’ Park Avenue. Just twenty-one years later, they gave it all away to the community, founding the organization that would become the American Swedish Institute.
Today, ASI links Minneapolis history with the best of contemporary Swedish and Nordic culture. Tour the historic Turnblad Mansion, enjoy exhibits and the performing arts in the contemporary Nelson Cultural Center, relax in the ASI Courtyard, find unique Nordic designed products in the ASI Museum Shop, savor new Nordic cuisine at ASI's award-winning cafe, FIKA, and explore stories from the past in Wallenberg Library and Archives. Welcome to the American Swedish Institute!
Today at ASI
|Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014|
|Shop||10 a.m.–5 p.m.|
|Cafe||8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.|
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Finland’s Favorite Friends are Moving In To The Turnblad Mansion! Have you ever met Moomin? His real name is...
Sit back and enjoy a fika in these sustainably produced custom chairs by architect David Salmela and Loll Designs of...
Created near the fjords of Norway, Ian Ward Garlant's larger-than-life sculpture channels runic imagery for the modern...
The madman, the genius, the jealous one, the brazen one. Historic photos and modern prints explore the many sides of...
ASI Exhibit Public Tour: Personal Expressions Through The Image of Strindberg, The Living Tradition of Ryijy and Love Norway X.
Public tours of ASI's current exhibits are offered free with museum admission every Friday at 1:30 p.m. Check the ASI calendar for weekly offerings and topics.August 22, 2014 - 1:30pm
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