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American Swedish Institute

Map & Directions 2600 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Sun 1pm-5pm, Tue,Thu,Fri,Sat 12pm-4pm, Wed 12pm-8pm


City Pages' Description

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

Merchant's 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.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/23/13

    Go see this show. My parents were in town and we just happened to find this show. It was fantastic!!! The use of the Swedish institute's ball room was such a fitting space for Hamlet. We came in not knowing what to expect when and we were surprised to find out that this was their opening night. Though the show wasn't with out its hiccups, between the fine performances and the... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • HISTORY on 04/22/10

    The museum opened in 1929 & is dedicated to the study of the role Sweden & Swedish Americans have played in US culture & history. The Turnblad Mansion Museum features exhibits & special events.

  • Charles E. on 01/23/12

    Check out all the awesome wood carvings and ceramic fireplaces. Also, go on up to the attic and check out the theater that was only used once!

  • PreservationNation on 04/22/12

    This Chateauesque style mansion was built in 1908 as the home of Swedish-American newspaper publisher Swan Turnblad, who gave the home to the American Swedish Institute.

  • Chris D. on 01/07/13

    Be sure to keep an eye out for the house goat!

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 10/16/12

    With its modern building expansion, the ASI's museum store has expanded its offerings considerably to celebrate modern Scandinavian design, with a few sacred nods to the past, such as Dala horses.

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Upcoming Events Here

  • Recommended
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 25

  • May 9

  • 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. May 9

    With visiting artist Ian Ward Garlant, DIY paper art, music by Still... More »

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