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  • Finland Room 2018
  • Danish room 2018
  • Swedish Room 2018
  • Handmade Holidays exhibit

Handmade Holidays

Nov 10, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019

Celebrate the season with ASI's Handmade Holidays!

Experience one of the Midwest’s most talked about seasonal destinations – the American Swedish Institute’s richly decorated Nordic Holiday Rooms –  this year centered around ASI’s year of The Handmade. Designed against the sumptuous backdrop of the historic Turnblad Mansion, this immersive exploration showcases the unique traditions and the special place of all things handmade in Nordic culture. Experience the joy of the holidays through objects, decorations and stories that fill each room, illustrating customs that are cherished across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, and this year’s special guests from the Czech American community.

Discover a special installation featuring local Minnesota artists and makers as they interpret these traditions through unique handcrafted pieces.

Handmade Holidays at ASI

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All admission requires advanced registration. 
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Handmade Holidays is supported by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Mike and Barb Nelson, and U.S. Bank's Private Wealth Management, along with ASI’s members and donors. ASI’s Hotel Partner is the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.

Minnesota artist activity is made possible by 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.

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