American Swedish Institute is a museum and cultural center with exhibitions and innovative programming, known for the distinctive Turnblad Mansion, the Nelson Cultural Center, ASI's Museum Store and FIKA Cafe.'
American Swedish Institute offers many advantages to members including free admission, discounts to events and reciprocal access to museums across the country. Members can join at various levels designed to fit your needs.
American Swedish Institute is a museum and cultural center that is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.
Jul in Print
Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns jul and... Read more »
Jul Dalmålning - Figurative Paintings
Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower... Read more »
Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others
For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morning graced the holiday displays in the Turnblad... Read more »
In the darkness of winter, light brings warmth, fosters health and generates happiness. During the holidays, especially in areas with a change of season, light is the center of the worlds most... Read more »
From its humble origins used to create a functional and cozy bed covering, quilting has been transformed into a multi-faceted art form practiced worldwide. Quilters continue to create handstitched... Read more »
Featuring original photography by internationally lauded chef, Magnus Nilsson, Magnus Nilsson's Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People, captures his encounters with the people he... Read more »
In this solo exhibition of contemporary Swedish watercolor master Lars Lerin (b. 1954), 40+ large-scale, monumental works (194 original watercolors assembled together) – depict both natural and... Read more »
Myths, legends and fairytales of elusive trolls, yule goats, friendly giants, magical spirits and mischievous elves make Sweden and the Nordic region (Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark) the most... Read more »