American Swedish Institute

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  • Museum admission: $10 adults; $7 ages 62+; $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID; FREE for ASI members and children ages 5 and under. Free parking.

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  • Open 10am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10am-8pm Wednesdays; 12pm-5pm Sundays. FIKA open 8:30am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 8:30am-8pm Wednesdays, 11am-5pm Sundays. Full service menu from 11am-3pm (11-8 Wednesdays).

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Minnesota's first LEED Gold Certified Museum! Features include 2 green roofs, 2 bee hives and 96 geothermal wells.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices
  • Organic or Local Food & Beverage Choices

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Scandinavian Heritage

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Events

  1. Bigert & Bergstrom – Film Screenings and Q&A with the Artists

    Bigert & Bergstrom – Film Screenings and Q&A with the Artists

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Come to ASI after-hours for a special screening of two films by the creators of the Solar Egg: Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise and The Climate Experiment. An exclusive Q & A with artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergstrom will follow the viewing.

  2. Easter in the Castle

    Easter in the Castle

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    ASI celebrates Easter (pask) by hosting the Twin Cities' only Easter egg hunt in a castle! The whole family will have fun hunting high and low for colorful eggs hidden throughout the nooks and crannies of the 33-room Turnblad Mansion. All across campus, ASI will celebrate other favorite holiday traditions including storytime with the Easter Witch (paskkaring), adding feathers to the brightly decorated Easter tree (paskris), making a craft to decorate your table on Easter morning, and creating traditional Swedish-style Easter greeting cards to share with friends.

  3. Midsommar Celebration 2019

    Midsommar Celebration 2019

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Summer is short in Minnesota and the Nordic regions - Midsommar welcomes back the warm weather with one of the most festive days of the year. It's a time to get outside and enjoy the high-point of the season. Whether you're a festival regular, or just curious about what the holiday is all about, there is something for everyone at ASI's popular event. Celebrate the Swedish way by making a flower head-wreath, listening to live music, singing Swedish songs and dancing around the midsommar pole.

  4. Outdoor Golden Egg Hunt at ASI

    Outdoor Golden Egg Hunt at ASI

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Inspired by the Solar Egg at ASI, this outdoor (rain/snow or shine) Easter egg hunt has kids (up to 12 years old) in search of - what else - golden eggs! It’s our first-ever outdoor egg hunt, so cross your fingers (or "hold your thumbs" as they say in Sweden) that the weather is nice.

  5. Reflect: Bigert & Bergstrom

    Reflect: Bigert & Bergstrom

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    3/6/19 between 6-8pm
    Join artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergstrom to celebrate their Solar Egg (sculpture and sauna) landing at ASI. Be one of the first to sign up and enjoy a session in the famous sauna and stay for a talk with the artists. Food and cocktails available from FIKA cafe. Sauna sessions booked separately.

    A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture (and functional sauna) will soon take residence in ASI's outdoor courtyard. The piece, entitled Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, was created by the Swedish art duo Bigert & Bergstrom, two of Sweden's most notable international climate-inspired artists. The installation reflects its surroundings and also acts as a chamber for the exchange of ideas. In the center of the egg is a wood-fired, heart-shaped sauna stove made of iron and stone, and visitors will be able to book sauna appointments during the exhibition period.

  6. The Vikings Begin

    The Vikings Begin

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    This extraordinary new exhibition features dozens of early Viking artifacts from boat graves, organized by Uppsala University in Sweden and its museum, Gustavianum, which is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Viking and pre-Viking objects.

    Based on cutting-edge research by Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and John Ljungkvist, the exhibition at ASI is the Midwest premiere of a collection that has never been outside of Scandinavia until this year, with many finds that are around 1400 years old. With Viking helmets, swords and weapons for attack and defense, as well as jewelry, glass vessels, bowls and other objects with magical importance, the artifacts tell stories both about the society and the people buried with them.

    The installation is divided into thematic sections on Viking warfare, maritime trade, a ship burial, Norse gods, the Baltic Sea and geo-political relationships to other cultures, shedding new light on how early Viking society was organized, the role of women and the development of maritime innovation that enabled the Vikings to reach faraway lands in the East and the West.

  7. Valborg at ASI

    Valborg at ASI

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Celebrate the coming of spring like a Swede and grab the last chance to snap a selfie with the Solar Egg (the public art sculpture and functional sauna in ASI's outdoor courtyard)!
    In pagan times, bonfires were lit to ward off evil spirits and, later, to keep predators away from livestock let out to graze. Children would also traditionally roam from house to house singing songs, and were rewarded with eggs.
    Nowadays, the bonfires are lit more symbolically to burn off the long, dark winter nights and welcome spring. We'll be putting our own spin on the celebration at ASI with fires and songs, along with specialty cocktails and snacks by FIKA available for purchase.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 1000
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 35000
  • On-site Catering Required

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