ASI is a museum, cultural center and historic mansion located just south of downtown Minneapolis.

 

chpinthestacks:

Tomorrow Night!Ed Bok Lee / Metatranslations Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis
The evening’s event is free and open to the public.  We encourage you to arrive early to tour the entire Turnblad Mansion or stop by Fika to enjoy Ed’s favorite cocktail, the Hunter’s Moon.
Admission to view the Metatranslations, Papercuts, and Entangled Introductions exhibits in the museum is $9. The galleries will close at 8 pm.
The details: Meet author Ed Bok Lee as he shares his work and process as part of Coffee House Press’ Writers and Readers Library Residency program at the American Swedish Institute.
The evening will feature a conversation between Bok Lee, Cassie Warholm-Wohlenhaus (ASI’s Librarian and Archivist), Dr. Kjerstin Moody (Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College), and Chris Fischbach (Coffee House Press Publisher), selected readings by Bok Lee and several short film interpretations of Bok Lee’s metatranslations by Minneapolis artists.

chpinthestacks:

Tomorrow Night!
Ed Bok Lee / Metatranslations
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

The evening’s event is free and open to the public.

We encourage you to arrive early to tour the entire Turnblad Mansion or stop by Fika to enjoy Ed’s favorite cocktail, the Hunter’s Moon.

Admission to view the Metatranslations, Papercuts, and Entangled Introductions exhibits in the museum is $9. The galleries will close at 8 pm.

The details:

Meet author Ed Bok Lee as he shares his work and process as part of Coffee House Press’ Writers and Readers Library Residency program at the American Swedish Institute.

The evening will feature a conversation between Bok Lee, Cassie Warholm-Wohlenhaus (ASI’s Librarian and Archivist), Dr. Kjerstin Moody (Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College), and Chris Fischbach (Coffee House Press Publisher), selected readings by Bok Lee and several short film interpretations of Bok Lee’s metatranslations by Minneapolis artists.

In the Stacks with Ed Bok Lee: All Good Timing

What can we gain and what can we build without understanding context? ASI’s Benson Gallery transforms into a poetic research laboratory—a workspace that exhibits new works of Minnesota Book Award winner Ed Bok Lee—and shows his process of creating “meta-translations” from the archival material in ASI’s Wallenberg Library and Archives.

Ed Bok Lee’s month-long residency at the American Swedish Institute has begun, and the exhibit “Metatranslations: Ed Bok Lee’s Intervention in ASI’s Library and Archives” is on view through April 27!

chpinthestacks:

Sumerian is considered the oldest known writing system (circa 3,200 B.C.). But scholars aren’t always certain what the often broken pieces of cuneiform tables are exactly communicating. Apparent functions range from records of commerce, codification of laws, and history, to preservation of…

Our annual Crayfish Party on Saturday 8/17 was a festive affair attended by a sell-out crowd of nearly 200!

metamuseum:


Helena Hernmark, Swedish, active United States, born 1941, Glimpse, 1974, Wool, linen; weft-faced with discontinuous weft patterning, The Adele Roller Fund and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Myron T. Kerr, Jr., 97.74
Swedish-born Helena Hernmark works in the traditional art of tapestry weaving, but she has honed a unique approach to imagery, which she calls “superrealism.” Interpreting a snapshot of something ordinary at unexpected dimensions, usually through tremendous magnification, her work jolts the viewer into a new frame of reference.
Hernmarck’s technique, which involves weaving bundles of threads of different thicknesses and hues, known as “butterflies,” into the tapestry, imbues her works with varied texture and complexity of color. Inspired by an aerial photo by William Garnett, which Hernmarck clipped from a 1967 article in Life magazine, Glimpse sees the architectural dimensions of a town shrink when viewed from above.
 
Jennifer Komar Olivarez
Associate Curator, Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture Minneapolis Institute of Artshttp://artsmia.org/

metamuseum:

Helena Hernmark, Swedish, active United States, born 1941, Glimpse, 1974, Wool, linen; weft-faced with discontinuous weft patterning, The Adele Roller Fund and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Myron T. Kerr, Jr., 97.74

Swedish-born Helena Hernmark works in the traditional art of tapestry weaving, but she has honed a unique approach to imagery, which she calls “superrealism.” Interpreting a snapshot of something ordinary at unexpected dimensions, usually through tremendous magnification, her work jolts the viewer into a new frame of reference.

Hernmarck’s technique, which involves weaving bundles of threads of different thicknesses and hues, known as “butterflies,” into the tapestry, imbues her works with varied texture and complexity of color. Inspired by an aerial photo by William Garnett, which Hernmarck clipped from a 1967 article in Life magazine, Glimpse sees the architectural dimensions of a town shrink when viewed from above.

 

Jennifer Komar Olivarez

Associate Curator, Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
http://artsmia.org/

blackgoldblues:

Swedish American Institute. Outside look of the solarium.

blackgoldblues:

Swedish American Institute. Outside look of the solarium.

adventuresofbabycap:

One of the fun things Thor and I did with Ali and Eliza is go to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.  Ali’s family is Swedish so they go there a lot but it was my first time visiting!  It was real nice and there was good food there too.  We saw an exhibit on knitting and yarn which I liked (I’m a knitter after all!) and we saw a great goat mascot that is actually named after Thor’s mama, Freya!  Thor liked seeing all the Scandinavian things and his likeness throughout the museum.  He also (of course) loved all of the food at the Fika cafe.

We’re proud to call the Phillips West Neighborhood home! Peavey Park - bounded by Franklin Ave., Park Ave., Chicago Ave., and 22nd St. - is just four blocks north of ASI. The second annual Peavey Park Celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 (noon - 7 p.m.).
The 11th annual Minnesota Tile Festival will be at ASI that same day - next Saturday is apparently THE day for free festivals in our neighborhood!

We’re proud to call the Phillips West Neighborhood home! Peavey Park - bounded by Franklin Ave., Park Ave., Chicago Ave., and 22nd St. - is just four blocks north of ASI. The second annual Peavey Park Celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 (noon - 7 p.m.).

The 11th annual Minnesota Tile Festival will be at ASI that same day - next Saturday is apparently THE day for free festivals in our neighborhood!

FIKA (“fee - kuh”), the café at the American Swedish Institute, opened July 10 inside the new Nelson Cultural Center. On the changing lunch menu are a variety of salads, open-face sandwiches, soups and sides… and they’re as delicious as they are pretty!

With the Turnblad Mansion in full view, guests dining at FIKA can choose from an ever-changing seasonal lunch menu dedicated to regional ingredients and Nordic traditions. From espresso and pastries to salads and open-face sandwiches, FIKA features traditional Swedish delicacies alongside modern interpretations of the New Nordic Cuisine.

Guests at FIKA will choose from a menu featuring regionally sourced ingredients, guided by Chef Michael Fitzgerald, who joins FIKA from restaurants like Tilia, Sea Change, Solera and Barrio. Fitzgerald started his decade-long career at Auriga working with celebrated chef Doug Flicker.

In Sweden, fika is a daily break, traditionally involving coffee and treats… but it’s about much more than caffeine and carbohydrates. It’s a Swedish social institution, where friends, family and colleagues take time to sit down and chat about life and current events.

FIKA opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays (9 a.m. on Saturdays and noon on Sundays) and stays open until 2 p.m. Mondays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 5 p.m. all other days of the week.

FIKA is on Facebook and Twitter.

Oh, and the food? Three of the sides and one salad are pictured. 1) White asparagus, gravlax (lox/marinated salmon), smoked almonds, pine syrup. 2) Fingerling potatoes, pickled onions, smoked salmon roe, herb aioli. 3) Pine needle smoked pork belly, watermelon radishes, fennel salad, green pea puree. 4) Beet salad.