07 Aug Visit The American Swedish Institute
Visit The American Swedish Institute
The Minneapolis Museum of Art established in 1910. Designed to be a gathering place for all people to share the Swedish experience. It includes the Swan Turnblad Mansion and the Nelson Cultural Center. Which was completed in 2012.
Created the Turnbald family who made their original wealth from newspaper publishing. The main mansion took five years to build. The transition from private residence to museum happened in 1929 when the family donated the house and newspaper to establish the American Institute for Swedish Arts, Literature and Science. It was later changed to the American Swedish Institute.
The institute includes The Wallenberg Library. It is a collection of 17,000 books. It is available for public use and scholarly research. Access is by appointment only.
Admission starts August 31st. The Museum, Mansion, Gallery, store and FIKA Café is open Thursday to Sunday and here is a link to that information https://www.asimn.org/visit/hours-and-admission. Per State of Minnesota requirements masks are required and use social distancing.
The American Swedish Institute is located at 2600 Park Ave in Minneapolis. The number to call is 612-871-4907.
They also offer space for weddings, work parties and other all kinds of other events https://www.asimn.org/about-us/facility-rental . Named as one of the best places by Twin Cities Business for “unique venue for business events.”
To become a member you can visit https://www.asimn.org/membership . Members receive discounts at the store and reduced prices on events and classes. There are additional discounts and see the website for that information.
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