Special Exhibits


Main Gallery

Five Artists

Lois Baron
Sharon Bladholm
Jean Cate
Vivian Morrison
Eva Nye

January – July 2021

Exhibit Opening, Friday, April 16, 4 p.m.
Register here.

Meet Lois Baron, Sharon Bladholm, Jean Cate, Vivian Morrison and Eva Nye in a gallery opening Zoom where you will be able to meet with the individual artists in breakout rooms. 

In this collection of miniseries, you will be able to enjoy five distinct art forms by local Swedish-American artists derived from a variety of inspirational sources. These artists have spent 2020, the “Year of the Woman” and of Covid-19, delving deeper into their art, resulting in this joint exhibition featuring themes of nature, ephemerality, identity, and more.

Here is how to visit the exhibit starting Sunday, Feb. 7
Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment only (call 773.728.8111 or email museum@samac.org).
Friday is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at limited capacity.
Saturday & Sunday is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at limited capacity.

The exhibit catalog can be found here.

Raoul Wallenberg Gallery

Fika in Paint
By Jelena Todorovich

Some of these paintings are on display in the window of 5217 N. Clark St. A full exhibit will be on display in the Wallenberg gallery later this spring.

Painting is a daily practice for artist and educator Jelena Todorovich. The meditative act of being in the moment and taking on the challenges each day brings with paint is very similar to her Swedish family’s ritual of Fika. Late in the afternoon it is customary to have a cup of coffee and a something comforting like a sugar cookie to reflect on the day and take a moment for yourself. Jelena has been doing this, but rather with paint for the past several years. Her work can be described as using candy colors, and moments of joy in her florals, landscapes and still life paintings.


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