Get Out of the House – Go to ASI in January 2018!

Explore – Learn – Create! It all awaits you at the American Swedish Institute! Here’s what’s coming up!

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First Look – CraftBOWL

Exhibition Preview Party

Friday, Jan. 19, 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6:30

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 20 – April 8, 2018.

At First Look, experience Jögge Sundqvist in a “Rhythm & Slöjd” performance where “wood, sweat and woodchips” mix with rock n’ roll, meet Maja Heuer of Sweden’s The Glass Factory, listen to local musician Chris Koza, try some hands-on activities, watch demos from FOCI- Minnesota Center for Glass Art, Northern Clay Center and ASI’s spoon carvers, and browse a pop-up library from the American Craft Council. CraftBOWL also includes 101 Bowls, an eclectic display of creativity from organizations including American Craft Council, Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, and Bowls for Open Arms, a non-profit benefit exhibition.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here for tickets.

Small bites and beverages available for purchase from FIKA Café.

Related Programming:
Exclusive Tours with Artist Jögge Sundqvist

Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Meet acclaimed Swedish master woodworker Jögge Sundqvist (aka Surolle) in a moderated walking tour in the Turnblad Mansion.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here to register for the 11 a.m. tour and click here to register for the 2 p.m. tour.

Exclusive Tour with Maja Heuer
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Join Maja Heuer, museum director of The Glass Factory, one of Scandinavia’s most prominent glass museums, for a tour of the Bertil Vallien glassworks in CraftBOWL. Vallien is one of Sweden’s foremost innovators in glass design and creation.
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here to register.

Curated Cocktail Tour with Artist Ingegerd Råman

Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

Råman is a legendary designer who has worked with such prestigious glassworks as Orrefors and Johansfors and on a recent IKEA line focused on natural fibers. This walking tour of CraftBOWL comes complete with cocktails from FIKA inspired by her glassware creations.
$50 ASI members / $55 non-members. Click here to register.

Ingegerd Råman will also participate in “Conversations on Craft and Form” on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Click here for more information and click here to register.
Film Screening: The Spoon, The Bowl and The Knife
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
With a talkback hosted by Jögge Sundqvist, the film’s producer, this documentary film is about his renowned craftsman father, Wille Sundqvist.
Cost: $5 ASI members / $10 non-members. Includes museum admission. Click here to register.

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Lake Country Pastel Society

On view now through March 4 in ASI’s Community Gallery

This exhibition of pastel art by members of the Lake Country Pastel Society raises awareness of pastel as a unique and beautiful art form, demonstrating the highest levels of the artistic expression in landscape, cityscape and portraiture.

  • Now to January 27: Lake Country Pastel Society’s Board of Director’s and Award Winners Exhibition
  • January 27 – March 4: Lake Country Pastel Society’s Membership Exhibition

Included with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID, free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.

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ASI’s Language Courses

Open the door to Nordic culture!

Adult Language Classes
Swedish and Finnish language classes for adults start the week of January 8. Nine-week courses offered for beginning to advanced students
Tuition: $135. Shorter classes are also available. View course descriptions and call 612-871-4907 to register.

Svenska Skolan Winter Term – Fun learning for Kids! This Saturday morning language and culture program offers an opportunity for children ages 4-13 to learn Swedish while having fun. Classes meet seven times per term from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. starting January 20. View full schedule here.
Tuition: $125 ASI members / $145 non-members. Please call (612) 871-4907 to register.

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Nordic Craft & Nordic Table Workshops
Learn, discover and create through ASI’s Workshops

Please see individual listing for description, price information and registration link.
Nordic Craft

Jan. 27 – Felted Bowl Luminaries
Feb. 1 – Carving Wooden Kitchenware
Feb. 9 – Beginning Saami-Inspired Bracelets
Feb. 10 – Advanced Saami-Inspired Bracelets

Nordic Table

Jan. 13 – Classic Danish Aebelskiver
Jan. 24 – Swedish Pea Soup and Pancakes
Feb. 14 – Swedish Pizza, Date Night Edition
Thanks to Nordic Table Presenting Sponsor – Whole Foods Market

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Youth Nordic Craft Workshops
Jan. 28 – Hand-Carved Hearts with Paul Linden

Feb. 11 – Glass-Fused Valentines

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Frozen in Film
FREE film series returns!

Upcoming ASI screenings:
Arctic Superstar
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1 & 7 p.m.

A Holy Mess

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1 & 7 p.m.

The Girl Who Saved My Life
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 1 & 7 p.m.

Advance registration not required.

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Wednesday Wonderings
Afternoons at ASI

ASI’s new afternoon series invites artists, experts and other folk to share their knowledge with the community.

ASI Immigrant Trunk
With ASI’s Ingrid Nyholm-Lange, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1-2 p.m.

Ben Cooper Song and Piano Recital
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1-2 p.m.

Included with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID, free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under. Advance registration not required.

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Kids at the Castle: Cinnamon Buns and Bakery Fun
Friday, Jan. 19, 9 – 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 – 10 a.m.

Make a morning playdate for Kids at the Castle! Join creative activities inspired by Ulla’s Bakery – our children’s exhibit based on Anders Suneson’s picture books.

Cost: $8 per family. No registration necessary.

February’s Kids at the Castle is Love Monsters. Mark your calendars for the third Friday and Saturday of every month for creative playtime!

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It’s a Pop-Up Shop!
– Footwear & Jewelry
Wednesday, Jan. 10
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The ASI Museum Store is hosting a special shopping opportunity. Mark your calendars! We will be featuring:

Troentorp/Baståd footwear – all of the newest styles and traditional best-sellers.

IceBug – Icelandic footwear with special “cleated” soles.

Egos Copenhagen Felt Slippers and Shoes – 100% handmade from natural wool.

Larissa Loden Jewelry – local jewelry artist unveils her latest collection.

SPECIAL SALE – The ASI Museum Store’s ongoing post-holiday sale is offering discounts ranging from 20-75% off on selected merchandise. Stop by soon for the best selection!

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