Exhibition Tour + Workshop

Date Night at American Swedish Historical Museum

July 13, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Marimekko-inspired prints prepared by Katie Parry, FWM Museum Tour Manager Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Looking for a radically different date experience this summer? The American Swedish Historical Museum and the Fabric Workshop and Museum are teaming up to create a fun night out exploring ASHM’s newest exhibition, Radically Marimekko.

Grab your sweetie or bestie and be immersed in the colorful world of the iconic Finnish fashion brand. Take inspiration from the exhibit and create your own set of custom-designed, screenprinted cloth dinner napkins—a true conversation piece for your next party! The evening includes a tour of the exhibition, a step-by-step screenprinting project led by The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and a sample flight of Scandinavian chocolate!

Event Information

July 13, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

This event is SOLD OUT.

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Radically Marimekko

For over 70 years, Marimekko has infused art into the clothes and interiors of our everyday lives. Rising from the ashes of WWII, Marimekko’s colorful fabrics and openness to experimentation brought together the textile traditions of Finland with innovative and bold designs based on the changing tastes and aesthetics of the contemporary art world.

Led by a series of Finnish women designers and innovators, Marimekko has successfully blurred the lines between fine and decorative arts, cementing Finland as one of the most important design centers in the world. Radically Marimekko will trace the brand’s path from industrial art house to its present-day status as a fashion icon. Marimekko continues to enhance our relationship with patterns and colors by bringing bold and vibrant sensibilities to life.

American Swedish Historical Museum

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish museum in the United States. As the nation marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the museum’s founder, Dr. Amandus Johnson inspired a group of committed, successful Swedish-Americans to build the Museum as a permanent monument to Swedish contributions in the United States. Learn more at americanswedish.org.