Arctic Highways

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

This exhibit discusses the exploitation of Indigenous land and how imposed borders of nation-states have erased the natural land borders used by Indigenous peoples. Nine Sami artists and three Indigenous artists from Canada and the United States want to use this exhibit to start a dialogue, raise questions, and establish waypoints between their culture and […]

Tilling the Past

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Between the years 1908 and the mid 1930’s armed with her 4×5 glass plate view camera, Hilma Ljung photographed the lives and land that surrounded her and her family in the small village of Svalöv. In an era where photography was largely presided over by men, Ljung shows us a mostly unseen perspective of rural […]

Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

Virtual Chicago, IL

Scandinavian Jam, where we practice what we teach. Join Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional roots music. We teach by ear, review and share tunes. We are happy to take suggestions and love meeting new people. It’s a friendly group and […]


Dinner & The Emigrants

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Dinner will start at 5 p.m. followed by the movie at 5:30 p.m. We have the great opportunity to be able to show the new “The Emigrants” movie at the Museum. Produced by SF Studios, “The Emigrants” is a big-budget epic drama based on Vilhelm Moberg’s story about Swedes who left misery behind for a […]

$10 – $25