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 Nelson Cultural Center addition opened in June 2012 and added a welcoming reception area, café, gallery, event center, studio arts classroom, terrace, courtyard, and expanded Museum Shop.
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, enjoy new Nordic cuisine at ASI's award-winning cafe, FIKA, and share stories and experiences.
Today at ASI
|Fri, Mar 7th, 2014|
|Shop||10 a.m.–5 p.m.|
|Cafe||8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.|
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Discover the incredible psaligraphy of Danish-Norwegian artist Karen Bit Vejle.
With delicate cuts, Minneapolis artist Sonja Peterson builds networks of negative space into large-scale, intricate...
What can we gain and what can we build without understanding context? ASI’s Benson Gallery transforms into a poetic...
Join ASI for Swedish Heritage Night at the Minnesota Timberwolves game on Friday, March 7th.March 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join ASI for a public guided tour of Papercut! The Incredible Psaligraphy of Karen Bit Vejle.
Tour time: 1 hour.
Included with Museum admission. Free for ASI Members.March 7, 2014 - 1:30pm
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