Discover how a family of accordion makers from rural Sweden created an international music sensation: the electric Hagstrom guitar. A favorite with rockstars including Elvis Presley and Frank Zappa, the glittery guitars became a Swedish icon nearly as big as the Dala Horse. Pick your favorite guitar and rock in this playful retrospective. ASI hosts a series of concerts throughout the exhibition featuring local artists jamming on Hagstrom guitars.
The exhibition is generously supported by Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the Swedish Council of America and Eclipse Music. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota. Objects in the exhibition on loan from Dalarnas Museum (Falun, Sweden).
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