Have you ever been to the American Swedish Institute? I was just there for the first time recently and it should be on everyone’s list as a must see. First the architecture itself is something to notice, with the very well orchestrated blend of old and new. I especially enjoyed, the Cows Can Dream exhibit that is currently on display.
Typically there’s an admission fee to go through the museum and exhibits, the next two Wednesdays you can get in free.
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017 –10:00am to 8:00pm
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 –10:00am to 8:00pm
The American Swedish Institute is offering FREE admission on four Wednesdays throughout February from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., starting February 1 and continuing February 8, 15 and 22, 2017. The ASI hopes to increase public and neighborhood access to its new 2017 Migration, Identity and Belonging exhibitions.
Among these is Where the Children Sleep, an exhibition of haunting photographs and stories of Syrian refugee children by award-winning Swedish photojournalist Magnus Wennman on view through March 5.
Other related exhibitions currently on display include Swede Hollow, an installation based on prize-winning author Ola Larsmo’s best-selling Swedish novel that imagines immigrant life at this St. Paul site; The Stories They Toldwhich animates the narrative of figure wood carving; and Green Card Voices, sharing contemporary Nordic immigrant stories. Cows Can Dream, the ASI’s new imaginative Youth and Family Gallery exhibition/installation inspired by Sam the cow in Maria Bajt and Jason Diakité’s children’s book, encourages creativity and discovery.