News

January 26, 2015

“Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” Now Open

Our newest special exhibit “Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” by Björn Sjögren is now on display in our first-floor gallery space. Sjögren’s creations, inspired by his experiences, are mingled with a type of Scandinavian design simplicity. To learn more about the artist visit his website. This Friday, Jan. 30 join us from 9 a.m. to noon for Start with Art and enjoy some coffee along with your morning dose of culture!

Water Tower Fund at $100,000 After End-of-the-Year Matching Gift Campaign

In the last months of 2014, the Museum made a call for donations to the Water Tower Fund that would take us from $70,000 to $100,000 by the start of 2015. With a matching gift campaign made possible by long-time Museum supporters and life trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we did it! We thank our many donors for their support and generosity. With two-thirds of the total $150,000 needed to recreate the historic Andersonville Water Tower landmark secured, we can begin to set a timeline and develop plans for returning this beloved symbol to our skyline. We also want to express our gratitude to those who provided major gifts of $10,000 or more to the fund in 2014: Museum life trustees Ulla and Bertil Brunk, the Edith Marie Appleton Foundation by Museum trustee Albert Goodman, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Hedfors family. Want to be a part of the resurrection of the Andersonville Water Tower? You can donate to the specially created Water Tower Fund here.

January 15, 2015

“Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” Exhibit Opens

Join us for the exhibit opening for “Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” by Björn Sjögren on Friday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Sjögren’s creations, inspired by his experiences, are mingled with a type of Scandinavian design simplicity. Starting in 1987 with the idea that an image could be built by using dots, waves and lines, he developed a process of constructing art from pixels, which was a unique concept at the time. To learn more about the artist visit his website. Can’t make it to the opening? Join us the following day on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. for Gallery Walk.

Water Tower Fund at $100,000 After End-of-the-Year Matching Gift Campaign

In the last months of 2014, the Museum made a call for donations to the Water Tower Fund that would take us from $70,000 to $100,000 by the start of 2015. With a matching gift campaign made possible by long-time Museum supporters and life trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we did it! We thank our many donors for their support and generosity. With two-thirds of the total $150,000 needed to recreate the historic Andersonville Water Tower landmark secured, we can begin to set a timeline and develop plans for returning this beloved symbol to our skyline. We also want to express our gratitude to those who provided major gifts of $10,000 or more to the fund in 2014: Museum life trustees Ulla and Bertil Brunk, the Edith Marie Appleton Foundation by Museum trustee Albert Goodman, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Hedfors family. Want to be a part of the resurrection of the Andersonville Water Tower? You can donate to the specially created Water Tower Fund here.

January 4, 2015

The Museum will be closed on Friday, Jan. 9

for inventory and building work.

Saft Stockholm Concert Tickets Available Now

Saft Stockholm invites you on Saturday, Jan. 10 to experience music inspired by the deep forest of the Swedish province of Dalarna, as well as small town ghost stories, modern life in Stockholm, bright summer nights and love. Folk melodies are mixed with pop and jazz, and vocals in English and Swedish are performed by music artist and producer, Lena Bjärskog. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $15 per person and includes a pizza dinner with pre-paid reservations, which can be bought online. Tickets excluding dinner will be available for purchase at the door.

Don’t Miss the After-Christmas Sale atthe Museum Store

Ready to find deals now that you’ve had your fill of Christmas ham? The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has a sale going on now–get 30 percent off all Christmas items. Stock up for next year!

December 29, 2014

Gott Nytt År! Happy New Year!

We are closed New Year’s Eve and Day. We resume our regular hours on Friday, Jan. 2.

After-Christmas Sale at the Museum Store

Ready to find deals now that you’ve had your fill of Christmas ham? The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has a sale going on now–get 30 percent off all Christmas items. Stock up for next year!

‘Tis the Season: Make a Gift to the Museum

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 we kicked off our annual appeal alongside other not-for-profit organizations as part of #GivingTuesday. This holiday season please consider making a gift to the Museum for yourself or as a present to your loved ones.

Matching Gift Campaign Benefits the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

December 22, 2014

God Jul! Merry Christmas!

The Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Uncover Last Minute Deals at the Museum Store

Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has Lucia items and more on sale now through Christmas. Get 20 percent off Lucia dolls, books and candles. There are more specials and pop-up deals going on so stop in and let us help you spread some Christmas cheer to you and your loved ones. We are open until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

‘Tis the Season: Make a Gift to the Museum

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 we kicked off our annual appeal alongside other not-for-profit organizations as part of #GivingTuesday. This holiday season please consider making a gift to the Museum for yourself or as a present to your loved ones.

Matching Gift Campaign Benefits the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

November 28, 2014

Support your local small businesses “Shop Small” at

Kerstin Andersson Museum Store on Saturday, Nov. 29.

The store is filled with holiday items, chocolates and candy, books, linen, and more. We have a special promotion - 20% off T-shirts, select wooden tomtar (santas), and all soaps and lotions.

 

 

 

 

“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and #GivingTuesday

Join us for the start of our Annual Appeal on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. We are joining other not-for-profit organizations with our Annual Appeal starting online for #GivingTuesday. More information to come.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

 

November 23, 2014

The Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27.

We will be open again with our holiday hours on Friday, Nov. 28.

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Thank you to all contestants and tasters of our second Got Glogg?


The gallery space was filled with tasters and judges of 11 different glogg drinks on Friday evening, Nov. 21. Thanks to all who came to make this a fun event for all. Congratulations to Lenore Larson Johnson, our winner in 2014, and to runner up Tad Johnson.

 

Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store



Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays. Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.

 

 

“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.

 

 

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

 

November 20, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours for the Museum and Store

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p..m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Got Glogg – Sold Out

We are happy to have many tasters and judges joining us for Got Glogg on Friday, Nov. 21.  The response has been so great that we have to sold out all tickets.  Looking forward to a great evening.

Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays. Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.

 

Strindberg Goose Dinner

In honor of August Strindberg, one of Sweden’s most prolific and accomplished writers, join us for  this special goose dinner on Sunday, Nov. 23 prepared by Patty and Larry of Tre Kronor Restaurant.  Prepaid reservations are required and should be made  Thursday, Nov. 20. Cost to attend is  $50 for Museum members and $60 for non-members. Make your reservations here.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

 

“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.

 

November 16, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours for the Museum and Store

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p..m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Thank You to Sponsors and Guests of Garden Gala

We had a wonderful celebration for the Museum on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. We honored Verdandi No. 3, I.O.S.

We thank our sponsors for their support:

Gold – Edith Marie Appleton Foundation and Ulla & Bertil Brunk
Bronze – Great Lakes Clinical Trials and Ken Norgan
Evening – Donna & Anders Gustafsson and Wayne Nelson

Thank you to all our guests who attended and made the evening very special.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays.  Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.

November 4, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours for the Museum and Museum Store

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p..m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours on Sunday.

Note: The Museum and Museum Store will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in celebration of our Garden Gala.

Garden Gala Raffle Tickets Available Now – drawing on Saturday, Nov. 8

Unable to attend the Garden Gala but would still like to take part in the fun? Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. Buy one ticket for $10 or six for $50. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 8 and need not be present to win. This year’s grand prize is a Blackhawks jersey signed by Niklas Hjalmarsson! To see the full list of prizes click here.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000.  The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation and restoration of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

Christmas has arrived at Kerstin Andersson Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online.  Come to the store, call us or click on the link click here to order your items.

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

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

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