Special Exhibits

Main Gallery

Västkust - Observations From the Swedish West Coast

By Frank Streetart

Open Through Sunday, Aug. 18

Original works and art prints by stencil artist Frank Streetart, and photos of Frank’s art in locations throughout Sweden. The focus lies in the people, animals and nature of the Swedish West Coast, with an ongoing element of contrast between the traditional and the unexpected.

Opening in August: Radically Marimekko

Curated by the American Swedish Historical Museum

Friday, Aug. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 24

For over 70 years, Marimekko has infused art into the clothes and interiors of our everyday lives. Rising from the ashes of WWII, Marimekko’s colorful fabrics and openness to experimentation brought together the textile traditions of Finland with innovative and bold designs based on the changing tastes and aesthetics of the contemporary art world.

Raoul Wallenberg Gallery

The Last Swedes: Half-Century Old Photographs of Swedish-Americans in Brooklyn, NY 

By Per-Olof Odman

Open Through Sunday, Sept. 29.

A photography exhibit by Per-Olof Odman featuring Swedish-Americans living in Brooklyn, NY in 1974. Through his photos, Odman captured the last remaining residents of a once bustling Swedish neighborhood of Bay Ridge. Never before shown in the U.S., this exhibit invites visitors to draw parallels between Bay Ridge and Andersonville and notice differences between the two historic Swedish neighborhoods.


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