minnesota museum of american art

No, Olaf Skoogfors is not the punch line to your uncle’s Sven and Ole joke. He’s a jeweler whose work will be on display at the MMAA’s upcoming show, “OBJECTS: MMAA,” opening on February 9th.

Skoogfors was born in Sweden, and moved to the United States where he became an artist and educator in Philadelphia. His jewelry, like the MMAA’s collection piece, “Untitled (pin),” from 1966, was inspired by natural imagery and texture.