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.
Testing the boundaries of glass as art form, Pull, Twist, Blow explores the evolution of glass-making in Sweden’s famed southeastern Smaland district, known as the “Kingdom of Crystal.” The region... Read more »
From Sweden’s Post Futuristic Society comes an exhibition that is equal parts contemporary art installation, memory wall, and kitsch overload. 1,200 sapling slices painted and decoupaged with... Read more »
The indigenous Sámi people of far northern Europe are explored and revealed through their own artwork and artifacts, and photographs of their traditionally nomadic lifestyle. This exhibit from... Read more »
Drawings and prints by Minneapolis artist Kurt Seaberg will be presented in the Osher Gallery in the Nelson Cultural Center, along with work by Seaberg's father, Albin Gert Seaberg, and Sami-inspired... Read more »
The Nordic Christmas rooms have become a holiday destination for many visitors. Five galleries on the first and second floors of the Turnblad Mansion are decorated for the holidays, representing the... Read more »
An exhibit based on the soon-to-be-released book "Swedish Handknits," work by authors Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel will be on display alongside the items from the ASI collection that provided the... Read more »
Astonishing, photo-realist weavings bring the summer inside for the first solo exhibition in decades of this groundbreaking Swedish artist. Take in the rich color and detail, and learn about her life... Read more »