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  • posted a new Event Great Makers Exchange 2018
    Ready, set, make! The American Swedish Institute will host the 2018 Great Makers Exchange, a gathering for artists and craftspeople of all kinds. From carving to painting, to pottery and weaving, craft experts from across the region will lead hands-on workshops throughout the day. Whether you’re a pro crafter or a weekend DIY-er, Great Makers Exchange is your chance to get a little messy, make something beautiful and connect with fellow craft enthusiasts at ASI. There will also be artists on s…
  • Two tour options: 11 a.m. – noon & 2-3 p.m. Get on the inside of the exhibition – and in the head of Finnish sculptor Kim Simonsson – during an intimate tour of his ASI installation, The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson.   Created for all ages, these inclusive tours give Kim the opportunity to share what he does, how he does it and what drives him to do more! Acclaimed for his technical skills, Kim’s personality and warm demeanor make his work personal, accessible and inviting t…
  • On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in “moss-covered” ceramics, often found in natural settings that lead the viewer into an imaginative, fairy tale-like world inspired by the forests of Finland. The exhibition will be a captivating display of 35 selections of Simonsson’s work on view in ASI’s contemporary Osher Gallery and throughout the …
  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Event from 7-10 p.m. Step inside the creative world of sculptor Kim Simonsson and discover his fascinating, life-sized, "moss-covered" children, animals and other mysterious characters. Described by Finnish designer Kaj Kalin as the “spirits of dangerous toys,” Simonsson’s work combines a ceramic heritage with the modern trends of eastern Nordic pop culture. Get a “First Look” at The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson during the exhibition preview party on Fr…
  •   The Interpretive Services Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating all ASI interpretive programs and services for exhibits and group audiences.  Working collaboratively with the exhibitions and programs team, the Interpretive Services Coordinator will be responsible for the look and feel of the overall museum visitor environment. As directed by the Director of Exhibitions, Collections and Programs, conducts research, develops exhibit and tour inter…
  •   POSITION SUMMARY Under the direction of the Associate Director of Programs and Community Engagement, the Educational Programs Coordinator is responsible for developing, executing, and managing programmatic content for ASI’s youth and adult educational programs to include Nordic Craft and Table programs, language and culture classes as well as food and culture programs. This individual will also assist with developing budgets as well as provide creative programmatic insights.  Additionally,…
  •   POSITION SUMMARY Under the direction of the Associate Director of Programs and Community Engagement, the Educational Programs Coordinator is responsible for developing, executing, and managing programmatic content for ASI’s youth and adult educational programs to include Nordic Craft and Table programs, language and culture classes as well as food and culture programs. This individual will also assist with developing budgets as well as provide creative programmatic insights.  Additionally,…
  • posted a new Event First Look - CraftBOWL
    Join the American Swedish Institute for the opening night preview party for CraftBOWL, a new multi-part exhibition of work by three Swedish master craftspeople that launches the American Swedish Institute's 2018 The Handmade, a year-long exploration of the handmade form. CraftBOWL examines vessel design through the work and careers of three acclaimed artists: Jögge Sundqvist who works with wood, Ingegerd Råman in ceramics/glass and Bertil Vallien in glass. CraftBOWL continues on view January 2…
  • Join celebrated artist Ingegerd Råman for an exclusive tour of her work as part of the CraftBOWL exhibit, complete with curated cocktail creations from FIKA Café inspired by Råman’s glassware. Named a Swedish National Treasure, Råman, is a legendary designer in glass and ceramics who for almost five decades has worked with such acclaimed Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors and is exhibited by such prestigious venues as the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm and…
  • Students will braid traditional pewter coiled thread and sew this braid to a reindeer hide strip using acrylic and cotton thread. The Beginning Saami-Inspired Bracelet class will consist of creating a simple double braid bracelet. The techniques used to create these projects will follow the model of an oral tradition passed down over 100 years by the Saami people, the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia. Students learn by watching and engaging in what is a “living” tradition. INSTRUCTO…