Watercolor worlds at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

(Last Updated On: December 20, 2021)

Moody fishing villages, lost-in-time Indian and Iranian architecture, bird studies, a seemingly endless birch forest, dusty library shelves, and so much more were on display in the galleries at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2016.

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The Watercolor Worlds of Lars Lerin at the American Swedish Institute included 194 watercolors (many as components in larger pieces) exhibited in the museum’s gallery spaces and throughout the Turnblad mansion.

watercolors by Lar Lerin at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

Lerin is a well-known figure in Sweden as both an accomplished painter and author. However, his work is largely unknown in the USA, making this exhibit a rare opportunity to see a wide variety of this master watercolorist’s work.


The American Swedish Institute promotes Swedish art and culture in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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2 thoughts on “Watercolor worlds at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis”

  1. We, too,thought these watercolors were breathtaking. I especially liked the moody dark skies of mid-winter, the long nights, the days of watery sunlight.

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