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  • Start your day like a Swede! Join us for a full breakfast buffet of Swedish pancakes, breakfast smorgås, kringler and much more while being serenaded by the ASI Male Chorus. Tickets also include regular guided tours of the Turnblad Mansion departing from Larson Hall and traditional nyckelharpa and Swedish fiddle tunes. All proceeds go to the ASI Male Chorus and preserving the Swedish male choral tradition in Minnesota. Originally founded in 1936 the Male Chorus is one of the oldest Swedish ch…
  • posted a new Event Duo Gelland - Walking Concert
    Duo Gelland Concert - Walking Concert Explore the intersections of art and music in this unique mobile concert experience. The Swedish-German violin ensemble Duo Gelland, of Cecilia and Martin Gelland, will perform during a walking tour of the Still Life: Karin Broos exhibition in the historic Turnblad Mansion. They will premiere Lödöse stämmor by Swedish composer Mikael Forsman and music by the young Minneapolis/St Paul Composer Collective 113 and Six Families. Space is limited. Advanced…
  • Watercolor Basics: Favorite Objects From the ASI Collection In this one-day workshop, you’ll be introduced to basic watercolor technique as you create a painting of an object selected from ASI’s historic collection. Create an original work of art to celebrate the beauty of everyday things with artist Tara Sweeney, co-illustrator of A to Zåäö An Illustrated Guide To ASI’s Collection Instructor Saint Paul teaching artist and writer Tara Sweeney has been creating with watercolor for near…
  • Youth Slöjd Handcraft Class: Printmaking 101 This class is open to ages 7-17.  Other Classes Sunday October 1 – Painted Dala Horses A Section – 1:00-3:00pm Sunday October 29 – Painted Dala Horses B Section – 1:00-3:00 pm  Instructor Fiona Avocado is an artist and educator living in Minneapolis. She creates comics, illustrations, and prints about everyday life, political and social movements, the natural worlds, and glittery daydreams. Cost:  $30 / all youth
  • Nordic Craft Workshop – Intro to Linoleum Block Printing Try your hand at linoleum cut printmaking inspired by Scandinavia Folk Art. This fun process begins with carving a design into linoleum, and then transferring the design onto paper. Your print will be the mirror image from the block. The neat thing about this technique is that you can make lots of copies of the same design, like a set of notecards, a pretty book jacket, or prints for friends! This is a great class for beginners. Instruct…
  • Women Directors in Swedish Film + Discussion Series This class will run for 4 weeks on consecutive Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017 This four-session class focuses on Swedish women film directors. Sessions will begin with a film screening (in Swedish with English subtitles) followed by discussion in Swedish, English or a combination of the two, depending on students' preferences/abilities. Explore Swedish film and culture through engaging conversations! Films 1. Re…
  • Announcing! Lillalag This is a special opportunity for young players of stringed instruments! Join the group and earn traditional Swedish tunes as played by the ASI Spelmanslag in a four week course this fall, beginning Sunday October 1 for 4 Sundays. We will learn a new tune each week, the history of the music, and how it is living on and thriving in Sweden today. No age requirements. Folk music is best learned by ear. This will be our approach. Please bring your own instrument, as they will no…
  • VocalEssence -  Finlandia Forever Concerts Concerts at 4pm and 7pm A special highlight as part of the Finn Fest USA 2017: Final Celebration and Family Day at the American Swedish Institute  - which begins at noon on Sunday, September 24 - will be two all-Finnish Finlandia Forever choral music concerts at 4 and 7 p.m., featuring the VocalEssence Singers with some very special guests. VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Osmo Vänskä, clarinet Sara Pajunen, fiddle While the land of the midni…
  • World Premiere Film Through the Iron Curtain - From Romania Documenting Romanian Immigration to Minnesota During Communism ASI joins the Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota (HORA) for the world premiere of Through the Iron Curtain - From Romania, a film regarding the immigration of Romanians to Minnesota during the Communist era. Special guests include Don Shelby, former WCCO TV anchor, and Patrick Ledrary, Romanian Honorary Consul Minneapolis. Based on oral history recordi…
  • With Swedish songs, both traditional and modern, as their travel companion, the Swedish folk and country duo Blue Eyed Blondes is on tour to retrace their roots and a family history of immigration. They seek to explore common factors between the past and the present and tell stories about Swedish immigrants’ life changing journeys. Their music expresses restlessness, a longing for a home and the courage to follow a dream of a new life lived somewhere else. Lina Lönnberg and Kristoffer Emanuel…