The American Swedish Institute presents: Handmade Holidays 2018/2019

Directed by Kara Hakanson

Cinematography by Ellie Drews


“Celebrate the season with ASI's Handmade Holidays!

Experience one of the Midwest’s most talked about seasonal destinations – the American Swedish Institute’s richly decorated Nordic Holiday Rooms – this year centered around ASI’s year of The Handmade. Designed against the sumptuous backdrop of the historic Turnblad Mansion, this immersive exploration showcases the unique traditions and the special place of all things handmade in Nordic culture. Experience the joy of the holidays through objects, decorations and stories that fill each room, illustrating customs that are cherished across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, and this year’s special guests from the Czech American community.

Discover a special installation featuring local Minnesota artists and makers as they interpret these traditions through unique handcrafted pieces.”