American Swedish Institute
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. A vibrant museum and cultural center. A Minnesota landmark. A community partner.
In 1908, the Turnblads—a Swedish immigrant family—completed the construction of their castle-like mansion on Minneapolis’ Park Avenue. Just twenty-one years later, they gave it all away to the community, founding the organization that would become the American Swedish Institute.
Today, ASI links Minneapolis history with the best of contemporary Swedish and Nordic culture. Tour the historic Turnblad Mansion, enjoy exhibits and the performing arts in the contemporary Nelson Cultural Center, relax in the ASI Courtyard, find unique Nordic designed products in the ASI Museum Shop, savor new Nordic cuisine at ASI's award-winning cafe, FIKA, and explore stories from the past in Wallenberg Library and Archives. Welcome to the American Swedish Institute!
Today at ASI
|Wed, Aug 20th, 2014|
|Shop||10 a.m.–9 p.m.|
|Cafe||8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.|
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Created near the fjords of Norway, Ian Ward Garlant's larger-than-life sculpture channels runic imagery for the modern...
The madman, the genius, the jealous one, the brazen one. Historic photos and modern prints explore the many sides of...
The Living Tradition of Ryijy – Finnish Rugs and their Makers showcases the development of the ryijy rug in Finland...
Finland’s Favorite Friends are Moving In To The Turnblad Mansion! Have you ever met Moomin? His real name is...
During the summer, ASI is a magestic and relaxing escape in the middle of the city and to take advantage of the warm summer months, we're extending our After WorAugust 20, 2014 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
The 2014 Swedish national elections offer a clear contrast between two party blocs offering differing paths for the nation.August 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
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