MPR mentions Nobel Peace Prize Forum

MPRLogoThe Augsburg College hosted Nobel Peace Prize Forum was mentioned in an MPR News article about an exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

The new exhibit, which originates from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, is titled “Nobel Creations” and features couture garments designed to represent the six different Nobel Peace Prizes – physics, chemistry, peace, medicine, economics, and literature.

More than 120 Augsburg College students contributed to a companion show, “Shaping Peace,” which explores the past 128 Nobel Peace Prize laureates and aims to broaden awareness of the Nobel Peace Prize. To learn more about the exhibits, visit the MPR News site.

Creating Christmas on Park Avenue

nordic_christmasIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least at the American Swedish Institute in the historic Turnblad mansion on Park Avenue.

The Institute recently opened “A Nordic Christmas,” a multicultural tribute to the Christmas holidays. The exhibit includes a room for each of the Nordic countries–Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and of course, Sweden.

The Norwegian exhibit, which was designed and created by the Augsburg Associates, features a holiday table setting with Farmers Rose China. An adjacent table shows the tools and creations of a Norwegian kitchen including krumkake and lefse. There’s also a Norwegian Christmas tree flanked by a bunad and a pastor’s robe with a ruff collar. Continue reading “Creating Christmas on Park Avenue”