November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Saturday, November 11 - Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday festivities!
Experience one of the region’s most talked about seasonal destinations with Fest! Merry Mansion, the American Swedish Institute’s 2017-18 exhibition of Nordic Holiday Rooms. Explore the unique and interactive displays of customs and traditions from the five Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, all set under one elaborately decorated roof, the historic Turnblad Mansion!
Fest! is a demonstration in detail of the dramatic ways in which to celebrate the holiday season. ASI annual also invites a special community guest and this year we celebrate the holiday traditions of Romanian origin in an installation produced by the Heritage Organization of Romanian American.
A special highlight is Skål! Scandinavian Spirits, a nationally travelling exhibition that explores the ‘spirited’ cultural traditions shared by Denmark, Norway and Sweden, produced by the Museum of Danish America.
ASI also welcomes back the Twin Cities music-theatre troupe Impossible Salt to bring the Fest alive. Community performances, included in museum admission, and ticketed shows with a pre-show Mansion cocktail, appetizers and exploration hour will run during November and December.
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