February 281:30pm – 2:30pm
Arts & Culture
Swedish keyed fiddle developed in the 12th century.
Om du vill höra nyckelharpa måste du gå på ASIs Midwinter Folk Festival. If you want to hear a nyckelharpa, you have to go to ASI’s Midwinter Folk Festival.
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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MINNEAPOLIS—The American Swedish Institute museum and cultural center presents its 73rd annual holiday experience, November 11–January 7. Don’t miss Nordic-inspired holiday programs, an immersive exhibition in the historic Turnblad Mansion, festivals and live music, food events, one of the region’s largest holiday handcraft markets, a noteworthy holiday gift shop, and much more. Whether it’s your first ASI Holiday Experience, or your 73rd, this is one you won’t want to miss.
Step into a winter wonderland unlike any other as the enchanting Turnblad Mansion undergoes a magical transformation. Myths, magic and traditions of the holidays collide in an all-ages exhibition throughout the Mansion where stories, folk, and fairytales come alive, and surprises wait around every corner. Immerse yourself in experiences co-created by local community contributors representing Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and the Sami Cultural Center. Among the many artists in this years’ experience, local artist Tia Keobounpheng will install an impressive Himmeli in the Turnblad Mansion Artists’ Studio, and artist Anita Jain will transform one of the Mansion’s original bedrooms into an immersive, mossy landscape straight out of a Finnish fairytale.
“It’s our most ambitious and immersive holiday season yet, with experiences both new and familiar colliding in a gorgeously decorated historic setting” says Ingrid Nyholm-Lange, Director of Experience at ASI. “If you’ve never visited ASI during the holidays, this is the year to change that!”
“This is such a special time for the community and for new guests to see the Turnblad Mansion truly shine. The holiday season at the American Swedish Institute has always made such an impression on me,” adds Molly Wright Steenson, president and CEO at ASI. “I’m thrilled to be here to share this cherished experience with all of you. And what a season we have in store!”
Season highlights include:
Please note, most events require advance registration. Visit asimn.org for more information and ways to sign up.
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