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First Look: extra/ordinary

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The American Swedish Institute. At Play.

A limited number of tickets are still available, but going fast!

Be the first to catch the American Swedish Institute at play during what will be an extraordinary preview party! extra/ordinary: The American Swedish Institute. At Play is an imaginative new exhibition inspired by Minnesota artists Tara Sweeny and Nate Christopherson’s new book, A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute. The exhibition will have you experiencing the Turnblad Mansion like never before with a 20-foot dala horse, a ballroom with a ball pit, a gallery where you can draw on the walls and rooms open to the public for the first time in decades.

First Look highlights:

  • Meet Tara Sweeney and Nate Christopherson, the artists of A to Zåäö
  • Listen to gallery talks
  • Enjoy live music by Improvestra 
  • Discover fun and exciting experiences around every corner!
  • Get a fun portrait drawn of yourself with Twin Cities Caricatures
  • Indulge in themed food and cocktails available for purchase from FIKA

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Party starts at 7 p.m. Party ends at 10 p.m

Online ticket sales have ended.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members


Online ticket sales have ended.

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extra/ordinary is produced by the American Swedish Institute. Lead support provided by IKEA. Major support provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Karin Larson, Leslie Nelson, Lisa Paulson, Mike and Barb Nelson, Joanne Reisberg, Chris and Chick Lane, Laurie Jacobi and Cotty Lowry, Willow Hagens, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and ASI’s members and donors. ASI’s hotel partner is the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. The exhibition’s media partner is the Star Tribune.