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Renting the Gallery

The Swedish American Museum: A great place for your next event

A unique experience…

Welcome to our open, inviting gallery space. The polished hardwood floors emanate warmth, track lighting creates a subtle ambiance, and art surrounds you. Our exhibits range from oil paintings to folk art to contemporary Swedish design. We strive to feature the striking, the unexpected, the nostalgic, the beautiful – a perfect way to give your guests an experience they’ll remember. The Swedish American Museum is a truly remarkable place for your special occasion.

Gallery decorated for a wedding reception.

The finest accommodations…

The Museum comfortably seats 140 people, with room for dancing. Chairs and tables are available. The spacious kitchen is conveniently located at the rear of the gallery, as are restrooms and drinking fountains. We also offer a reception area, a coat-check room, and a piano. The Museum has hosted weddings, banquets, awards ceremonies, music performances and much more. For a tour of the Museum and to inquire about availability please contact Karin Moen Abercrombie at 773.728.8111 ext. 29 or kabercrombie@samac.org


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General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Store:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640


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