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Open Stacks at ASI – The Glass Collection

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Open Stacks at ASI – The Glass Collection

For Swedish international exports, Swedish glass is to the art world what Volvo or IKEA may be to the automobile or furniture markets. CraftBOWL, the ASI exhibition on view now through April 8, features the work and careers of two individual Swedish craft artisans – Bertil Vallien and Ingegerd Råman – who contribute to a global resurgence of Swedish glass.

Both artists have works in ASI’s collection – a trove of inspiration for any maker, be it glassmakers, textile artists, wood turners or carvers. Go behind the scenes and explore the collection at Open Stacks! Discover what’s in the collection, why we have it, and how it can inspire new creativity.

Guided tours, public lectures and opportunities to research the collections are all a part of Open Stacks at ASI.

11 a.m. – noon

  • Guided Tour – ASI Archival and Library Collections, led by ASI Collections Manager Inga Theissen

1 – 2 p.m.

  • Presentation – Treasures from ASI’s Glass Collection, presented by glass collector Andrea C. Blum. Takes place in the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion.

2 – 5 p.m.

  • Learn more about our collections in the Turnblad Mansion library.

6 – 7 p.m.

  • Guided Tour – ASI Materials Collection, led by ASI Museum Curator Curt Pederson
Included in museum admission


For information, call 612-871-4907

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