American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

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The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a museum and cultural center in the Phillips West neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and study of the historic role Sweden and Swedish Americans have played in US culture and history. The museum complex includes the Swan Turnblad Mansion, completed in 1908, and the adjoining Nelson Cultural Center, completed in 2012.

Today, ASI serves as a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden. The museum offers exhibitions from Sweden and the Nordic region, programming for youth and family, and in recent years, has expanded its performing arts offerings. The museum's restaurant, FIKA, was named "Best Lunch In Minnesota" by the Star Tribune in 2013 for its New Nordic cuisine.
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  • The parking lot is in front of the museum and free. The museum is not big, a mansion with other exhibitions inside. I was very impressed by how beautiful the mansion is. The hall and dinning room... 
    The parking lot is in front of the museum and free. The museum is not big, a mansion with other exhibitions inside. I was very impressed by how beautiful the mansion is. The hall and dinning room...  more »
  • The American Swedish Institute is housed in an historic mansion. The mansion itself is the highlight. One can really get a feel for how the wealthy lived in times past. The Institute houses... 
    The American Swedish Institute is housed in an historic mansion. The mansion itself is the highlight. One can really get a feel for how the wealthy lived in times past. The Institute houses...  more »
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  • What a beautiful home and museum. I am very happy we visited. The facility has interesting exhibits and nice art but the draw turned out to be the original home. It is unbelievable!
  • Fantastic museum. I visit as often as I can. Extraordinary exhibits! Knowledgeable and friendly docents. You don't have to be Swedish to enjoy. Don't forget the gift shop and Fika the cafe!

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