Make your day at AIS. Tour the historic Mansion, dine at FICA Cafe’ and shop the AIS Museum Store. There’s something for everyone!
Open again and welcoming groups and visitors. Call 612-871-4907 for tour info.
Book a visit to the AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE. We’re a museum and cultural center that is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring ties to Sweden. It encompasses the historic Turnblad Mansion and the contemporary Nelson Cultural Center as well as the ASI Museum Store and the critically acclaimed FIKA Café. Founded by Swedish immigrant and newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad in 1929, ASI has grown to engage many audiences through innovative art exhibitions, public events, in person and online language classes, Nordic Table and Nordic Handcraft workshops, plus community and school programs. The Wall Street Journal called ASI “[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming.”