Family Art Event

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

Interact with the Swedish American Museum's exhibit “Letters from Home.” You will create a collaborative art piece, write your own letters, and learn more about the art in the exhibit.

$5

Tantalizing Treasures Sale

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

The Swedish American Museum will take part in the Andersonville Sidewalk Sale. Come find your treasures old and new.

SWEDISH SOMMARLÄGER

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

A hands-on camp with a different theme every day! Kids ages 6-12 will play Viking games, do traditional arts and crafts, dance, tell stories, become inventors, and explore the outdoors!

$325

Tattoo: Identity Through Ink

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

This exhibit explores personal and collective identity through tattoo traditions, past and present. For more than 5000 years, people have used tattoos to beautify, heal, or empower.

Scandinavian Dance Evening

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

This year we will ease back into dancing at a dance workshop. All experience levels are welcome to this free evening of Scandinavian Dance held by Linda and Paul.

$10

Genealogy Session IN PERSON

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

Swedish American Museum members will talk about their journey learning about their family past as well as discussing Bible inventory and how that research can be used.

$10

Family Fun Fest

Swedish American Museum Parking Lot 5201 N Ashland Ave, Chicago

A day of family fun with games, crafts and more. Swedish food will be served as well!

Bold will Hold: Tattoo Drawing Workshop

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

Come hang out and talk about the basics of what makes a timeless tattoo and then practice drawing and painting an American traditional tattoo design.

$5 – $10

Andersonville Arts Weekend

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

The Swedish American Museum will take part in Andersonville Arts Weekend. They will display artwork from Evoke Tattoo's tattoo artists in Andersonville.

The Fantastic Art of Paper Cutting ONLINE

Virtual Chicago, IL, United States

Learn to create wonderful paper-cut beings with Danish artist, Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen, via Zoom.

$15

What You See Is What You Get By Johan Wahlstrom

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

Wahlstrom is a 5th generation Swedish artist from Stockholm. He began his artistic career in music and transitioned to painting in 1998. He often pulls inspiration from his previous career as a musician and from his experiences traveling the world. Wahlstrom continuously looks to critique and re-frame society through his comedic, abstract style. In “What […]

The Museum at Andersonville Fika Fest

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

Join as we and other Andersonville businesses unite for food, warm beverages and shopping (coffee grounds in our Store will be 15% off!). There will be fun ways to become better acquainted with the Museum and Swedish culture! We'll have a popup cafe, treats for the Coffee and Cocoa Crawl, and we'll be hosting the […]

Andersonville’s Fika Fest

Join as we and other Andersonville businesses unite for food, warm beverages and shopping (packaged coffee in our Store will be 15% off!). There will be fun ways to become better acquainted with the Museum and Swedish culture! We'll have a pop-up cafe, traditional Fika-inspired treats for the Coffee and Cocoa Crawl, and we'll be […]

Semla Day

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

Celebrate the season leading up to Easter with Sweden's beloved sweet treat, the semla bun. Place your order today here so you can try the Museum's version of this centuries-old classic seasonal dish. Check back soon for information on order pickup on Feb. 13.

Semla Day Pop-Up Cafe

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

Celebrate the season before Easter with Sweden’s beloved treat, the semla bun. You can pre-order some here to take home or come by to enjoy semla buns and coffee at the Museum.

A Talk By Richard Tellstrom ONLINE Swedish Food History and Signature Dishes, Then and Now

Online Event

A broad exposé of what characterizes Swedish food culture in flavors, dishes and eating, both before the great American migration whit the spice roads to Sweden throughout history, and how food culture have developed during the 1900s, starting with a great interest in simplyfing cooking, removing the dessert from the everyday meal and later on […]

Waffle Day Pop-Up Café

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

It's that time of year again...Waffle Day! What better way to celebrate than with waffles from the Swedish American Museum? Stop by to grab yours while they last! More details to come on our website.

“Lay Of(f) the Land: Nordic Narratives” Exhibit

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

“Lay of(f) the Land: Nordic Narratives” will open on Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. with artists Dragos Alexandrescu, Linnéa Therese Dimitriou, Heidi-Anett Haugen, Hanna Kanto, Lotta Lampa, Patricia Rodas, Anastasia Savinova, and Madelaine Sillfors. Profoundly influenced by Nordic culture, landscape, and even weather, the Art Alliance of the Arctic South (A-A-A-S) consists of eight […]