Exploring Minneapolis: The American Swedish Institute

Nathan and I love to travel.

But I never want to be so preoccupied by somewhere else that I miss the beauty of the place I call home.

So last weekend, we walked over to The American Swedish Institute to explore.

They had a fascinating exhibit about the Noble Prize; each of the rooms in the mansion had a creative dress designed by fashion students in Stockholm, a floral arrangement from a local florist, and a musical composition all inspired by a distinct noble prize. If you’re the museum-type, I’d recommend visiting sometime.

And, naturally, I took lots of pictures with my phone, so if you’re not the museum-type, you can vicariously live through these photos.

imageLovely, isn’t it?


Floral installation in the physics room.


Physics flowers again, so unique.

imageThe dress design in the physics room.

image The floral installation in the literature room.

image The dress design in the literature room. Can you tell it’s made of paper shreds?

image The floral installation in the chemistry room. Quite fitting, I think.

imageFloral installation in the peace room.


Pretty chandeliers. It felt like a dollhouse.


This chandelier reminds me of Beauty and the Beast.

image I’d like a home with floors like this.

image Mint green & florals…two of my favorite things.

image If it’s possible to fall in love with a corner, I think I did.

image Pretty ceilings.

image The library and my husband.

imageAnd a delicious soy cappuccino from Fika, the Swedish Cafe at the Institute.

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