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The Museum has a special exhibit gallery with four exhibits each year, and a permanent exhibit featuring the immigration to Chicago at the end of the 1800s.
The collection has approximately 12,000 objects that have been donated by members and friends of the Museum over the last 32 years. We annually update sections of the permanent exhibit so that we can showcase many of the beautiful donated items.
We often feature a donation or Swedish tradition in our newsletter, Flaggan, and you can find the most recent article in the section Notes from Curator.
Exhibit Opening: Friday, March 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Start with Art: Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Family Night: Friday, April 5, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
“Routes to Roots” Artist Talk by Corinne D. Peterson: Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Exhibit Closing: Sunday, June 23
Entangled Routes, the newest exhibit at the Swedish American Museum, blends nature and mixed media art all while exploring the artists’ Scandinavian heritage and their personal experiences of the landscape, people and myths of the North. Corinne D. Peterson, a sculptor of ceramics, is joined by her sons Tim Klassen, a collage artist, and Stephen Klassen, a visual artist working primarily with wood, in this special exhibit.
To learn more about the aritsts, click here for their statements: Entangled Routes Artist Statements
June 28 – Sept. 8, 2013
Exhibit Opening: Friday, June 28, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gallery Walk: Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m.
Start with Art: Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Family Night: Friday, July 26, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Exhibit Closing: Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
This multi-layered exhibition explores the rich culture of the Sámi, the indigenous population of northern Europe. The exhibit is a collaborative effort featuring more than 40 photographs by Danish-American photographer Birgitte Aarestrup; artifacts, text, and photographs illustrating Sámi history, traditional life, reindeer herding, and oral tradition from Ájtte, the Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum; and Sámi handicrafts, known as duodji, from the collections of Sámi Duodji, the Sámi Handicraft Foundation
Sept. 13 – Nov. 24, 2013
Exhibit Opening: Friday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gallery Walk: Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.
Start with Art: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Family Night: Friday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Closing: Sunday, Nov. 24
Michael Söderlundh is a Swedish artist, active since the 1960s, who considers painting to be an unrivaled expression. His paintings evolve organically as he paints, and seek to discover new meanings beneath the known forms of nature. He has exhibited both in Sweden and abroad and has created many public art works for hospitals, subway stations and civic buildings throughout Sweden.
No permanent exhibitions