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Fest! Merry Mansion

Nov 12, 2017 to Jan 08, 2018

Fest! Merry Mansion

Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute
November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Experience one of Minneapolis’ most talked about seasonal destinations – ASI’s Nordic Holiday Rooms, an immersive exploration of the Nordic traditions and customs practiced in homes across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, all under one elaborately decorated roof, the Turnblad Mansion. 

This year, the party turns up with our theme, Fest! Merry Mansion,  a demonstration in detail of the dramatic and traditional ways in which the five Nordic Countries and our Romanian guests celebrate the holiday season.  

Two new and unique installations will be on display this year, including Skål! Scandinavian Spirits, a nationally travelling exhibition produced by the Museum of Danish America that explores the ‘spirited’ cultural traditions shared by Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The Spinning Bee, a festive installation produced by the Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans (HORA), sheds light on the holiday traditions of Romanian origin. 

Add to that, ASI welcomes back the theatre troupe Impossible Salt to really bring the Fest alive.  Community performances are being planned throughout the nine week holiday season at ASI. 

Ticket Info

Free for members.
Admission info for non-members.

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