American Swedish Institute


  • Hours: Museum Hours: Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE (ASI) is a vibrant arts and cultural organization, museum and historic home located at 2600 Park Avenue near downtown Minneapolis. ASI serves as a gathering place for people to share stories and experiences around universal themes of tradition, migration, craft and the arts, all informed by enduring ties to Sweden.

With a campus including the Turnblad Mansion built in 1908 and the Nelson Cultural Center, which houses the award-winning FIKA Café’ and the ASI Museum Store, added in 2012, ASI uses its resources to be a valuable community asset and integral partner. The Wall Street Journal called ASI “[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming.” For more information, visit or call 612-871-4907.

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