American Swedish Institute
The American Swedish Institute is a vibrant arts & cultural center and museum. The historic Turnblad Mansion first became home to the organization in 1929. The new Nelson Cultural Center addition opened in June 2012 and added a welcoming reception area, café, gallery, event center, studio craft classroom, terrace, courtyard, and new Museum Shop space.
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.
Visitors can tour the Turnblad Mansion, enjoy exhibitions in the Mansion and Osher Gallery, experience contemporary Swedish and Nordic culture alongside Minneapolis history, find unique Nordic designed products in the Museum Shop, dine at FIKA, and share stories and experiences.
Today at ASI
|Tue, Jun 18th, 2013|
|Shop||10 a.m.–5 p.m.|
|Cafe||8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.|
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Testing the boundaries of glass as art form, Pull, Twist, Blow explores the evolution of glass-making in Sweden’s famed southeastern Smaland district, known as the “Kingdom of Crystal.” The region once famous for techniques and patterns established by famed glass houses is now inspiring glass artists to apply individualized and transformational approaches to the craft by scrapping traditional forms of bowls and vases for more provocative and expressive pieces including dentures, suitcases, intricate weaving designs, and even a glass forest.
No special events are scheduled for today.