ASI’s popular exhibition of holiday rooms explores festive traditions over the years from the perspective of five Nordic countries and this year’s Celtic community guests.
Time Tested. Tradition Approved. Holidays at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) is an exhibition of richly decorated Nordic holiday rooms that steps back in time to transform the historic Turnblad Mansion from November 16, 2019 to January 12, 2020. Encompassing eras from the 1920s into the future, guest curators representing Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and this year’s Irish American guests from Celtic Junction have designed installations reflecting each country’s distinctive holiday traditions during a specific time period. Time Tested. Tradition Approved is inspired by ASI’s 90th anniversary, marking the years since 1929, when Swan Turnblad donated the Mansion to what is now ASI. Since then, ASI has not only become one of the Midwest’s most popular holiday destinations, with an annual Christmas market and Lucia celebrations, but an acclaimed year-round destination known for its eclectic mix of events and performances, craft and food workshops, and family friendly activities, as well as the award-winning FIKA Café and ASI Museum Store.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit ASImn.org or call 612-871-4907. ASI is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN