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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 | Powderhorn | 612-871-4907

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Traveling exhibits and a permanent collection of Swedish artifacts. A variety of music, film, lectures and other events.


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  • Dressing Room: Art
    You may think of the selfie as a relatively new invention to arise in the age of Facebook and Instagram, but it turns out the practice has been going on for quite some time, way before cell...
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    For many Minnesotans, heading up north or over to Wisconsin for a weekend at the cabin is an annual summertime tradition. The American Swedish Institute will be celebrating this phenomenon,...
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    Europe Day will get a bash across the pond when the American Swedish Institute opens its historic doors, and its ample urban lawns, to a transcontinental celebration. DJ Jake Rudh and Still...
  • Dressing Room: Spoken Word
    This Wednesday, poet Ed Bok Lee will be sharing work he's created as a resident at the American Swedish Institute through Coffee House Press's Writers and Readers Library Residency Program....
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    It's amazing what Karen Bit Vejle can do with a piece of paper and some sewing scissors. The Danish-Norwegian artist works in an unusual medium: psaligraphy, the art of cutting paper into...
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    This Saturday, the American Swedish Institute will celebrate the longest night of the year with a little holiday party. During their Winter Solstice Celebration, folks will be invited to...
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    This Halloween, the American Swedish Institute will host a special edition of its Cocktails at the Castle series as the museum is transformed into the nine worlds of Norse mythology....
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    Earlier this year, Theatre Coup d'Etat made a splash with its intense and up-close take on Hamlet. Presented in the Ballroom at the Turnblad Mansion of the American Swedish Institute, the...
  • Dressing Room: Theater
    After finding success -- and an Ivey Award -- earlier this year with Hamlet at the American Swedish Institute's Turnblad Mansion, Theatre Coup d'Etat is going back to the Scandinavian well...
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    Thursday night at the American Swedish Institute will feature art creations in the garden. The name for the evening comes from the Swedish tradition hyttsill — which amusingly...
  • The Hot Dish: Cocktails
    For the second time this summer, the American Swedish Institute is hosting Cocktails at the Castle. This Thursday starting at 7:00 p.m., the institute will kick off a night of food, drink,...
  • Dressing Room: Art
    "Pull Twist Blow:Transforming the Kingdom of Crystal," a new exhibit at the American Swedish Institute, showcases 11 glass artists from Sweden. Located in the Turnblad Mansion and the newly...
  • Dressing Room: Theater
    It's a decided mixed bag with Theatre Coup d'Etat's latest effort. The young company's third go-round with Shakespeare finds them tackling the difficult text of Hamlet. To the company's...
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    Ghosts, murder, revenge, and other rotten things in Denmark come to the spectacular ballroom of the Turnblad Mansion for Theatre Coup d'Etat's Hamlet. The production marks the first time in...
  • Dressing Room: Theater
    As he prepared for his first foray as the prince of Denmark, Peter Beard realized something that actors over the centuries have noted about Shakespeare's Hamlet."It's a lot longer than I...
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    Do you have a piece of art from high school that you keep around because it's laughably bad? Do your parents have an endearingly awful clay sculpture or finger painting from your childhood...
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    Spring brings with it various festivals and holidays. For many European countries, April 30 is Valborgsmässoafton, a celebration honoring the changing of the season with bonfires, good...
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    Anyone who has taken a road trip to a small, picturesque town has probably seen a birchwood plaque. Traditionally, artists — often of the amateur or untrained variety — would...
  • The Hot Dish: News
    After a year-long hiatus, the American Swedish Institute's annual Lutfisk Dinner will make its triumphant return on Saturday, November 17, kicking off an impressive slate of holiday...
  • The Hot Dish: Now Open
    See also:Fika restaurant to open at the American Swedish Institute in July New Nordic food movementFika opened its doors to diners earlier this month as part of the American Swedish...
  • Dressing Room: Free Stuff
    On Saturday, the American Swedish Institute (ASI) will host a daylong celebration to mark the opening of its newly constructed Carl and Leslie Nelson Cultural Center.Festivities will include...
  • The Hot Dish: Coming Soon
    If you have never had a reason to visit the American Swedish Institute, this summer may be the ideal time to go. This amazing museum, which was once the residence of the influential Turnblad...
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    After closing for six months, the American Swedish Institute's Turnblad Mansion is set to reopen during the museum's Christmas Fair. Throughout the day, folks will be able to check out...

Business Description

The American Swedish Institute, founded in 1929, serves as a gathering place for people to share stories and experiences around universal themes of tradition, migration, craft and the arts, all informed by enduring ties to Sweden.

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