American Swedish Historical Museum

 Printscapes: Impressions of Nature by Rachelle Puryear and Lars Nyberg.

Explore the scenic horizons of Sweden through the printed work of two Stockholm artists. The American Swedish Historical Museum presents the work of artists Rachelle Puryear and Lars Nyberg. Puryear creates etchings, screenprints and photogravure that originate from her impressions of nature and poetry. Nyberg's drypoints depicting Swedish winters appear sparsely drawn but, upon closer investigation each image erupts with detail. Both artists take a familiar section of reality, whether it's a leaf, a building, or a tree, and present it as something new. Visitors can use magnifying glasses to explore intricate details. The artists'  tools, etched plates, and paper substrates further express the diverse realms of printmaking.

Puryear Image

Rachelle Puryear, DEUS CREAVIT LINNAEUS DISPOSUIT I, II, Silkscreen prints

Nyberg Winter Road

Lars Nyberg, WINTER ROAD, Drypoint, 2009
The American Swedish Historical Museum photograph by Fred Pfaff

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Venue Information

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Phone: (215) 389-1776



Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

ASHM members are free; Adults $6, Students & Seniors $5, youth free.


Free parking is available. ASHM is accessible from Interstates 95 or 76, Broad Street Subway or bus #17.