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Dive into a New Culture at The American Swedish Institute

At 4Marq Apartments, you’re never more than a short trip from an unforgettable new experience. Minneapolis is fortunate enough to celebrate many rich and vibrant cultures. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at one museum that explores our community’s Scandinavian history–The American Swedish Institute.

A Brief Background

The American Swedish Institute was created in 1929 as a center for everyone to “share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts” of all things Swedish. Located in the historic Swan Turnblad Mansion, it has educated visitors in the vital role Sweden has played in American history for the better part of a century. In 2012, the Nelson Cultural Center was added to the complex. Recently, this venue has also begun hosting performance art.

What’s Showing at the Institute?

Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson – Jan 26 to Apr 28

Erik Johansson is a photographer and visual artist who creates captivatingly impossible imagery. Here you’ll see the moon hanging from a ladder, islands made of fish, and more. Using his own photos, he ingeniously weaves together photos of nature to create a magical reality. Hailing from Götene, Sweden, he frequently incorporates his hometown into these wondrous works.

Witness: Stuart Klipper – Jan 26 to Mar 17

Stuart Klipper is a renowned photographer who is uniquely able to capture the defining traits of countries and regions across the world. He has taken photos in remote areas across the world but has a special appreciation for Scandinavia. The images in this gallery portray the Sami people, living among the stunning landscapes of their native Sápmi region. His experience there inspired him, and likewise, these photographs will inspire you.

For more information about life in this amazing city or to schedule a tour of our apartments, feel free to contact us anytime. You can also check out our online photo gallery anytime to get a glimpse of our beautiful apartments.

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