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Start with Art

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

All ages are welcome to enjoy the exhibit in the main gallery before the rest of the Museum is open. There will be crafts set up in the gallery for children to be kept entertained while their parents enjoy the art.

A special exhibition of Bengt Lindström’s work

Swedish artist Bengt Lindström (1925-2008) became a world-renowned artist with his signature style of painting portraits with thick, bold shades of green, red, blue, yellow, white, and black.  His work was influenced by the people of Lapland—the most northern part of Sweden—and he was deeply inspired by the ancient mysterious monsters and deities of Nordic mythology.  This special exhibition contains one-of-a-kind key pieces of Bengt Lindström’s mythological explorations. Lindström began his career as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1946, where he painted his first sketches, now part of this exhibit.  His art has been exhibited at museums throughout the world, and now it returns to the place where his journey began.


July 13, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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