Tweed Museum of Art

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  • Free admission. No admission fee is charged but donations are welcome and suggested at the rate of $5/family, $2/individuals, $1/seniors, children and students free.

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  • The Tweed Museum of Art is located in the Humanities Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. The museum is at Ordean Court, just beyond the Jacques Lipchitz sculpture of Sieur du Luth.

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  • T 9am-8pm, W-F 9am-4:30pm, SA-SU 1-5pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. A Thousand Words

    A Thousand Words

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Our world is awash in photographs—from silver plate Daguerreotypes of the 19th century to digital Instagrams on our cell phones. Our conception of the world has been built upon photographic seeing. Yet, photography is a latecomer to the collection of the Tweed Museum. With the support of the Marguerite Gilmore Foundation and the Sax Brothers Fund, the Tweed has grown a diverse photography collection that contains evocative story-telling images. A Thousand Words is a presentation of images that will inspire your imagination.

    Opening reception September 21, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Free and open to the public

  2. Call and Response

    Call and Response

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Jim Klueg, Department Head and Professor of Ceramics, and Elizabeth James, Assistant Professor of Ceramics in the Department of Art & Design in the School of Fine Arts, UMD, assisted the Tweed Museum in curating this exhibition by selecting works from the museum’s Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Collection, as well as from their respective private collection.

  3. Chance: A Public Installation by Kathy McTavish

    Chance: A Public Installation by Kathy McTavish

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Kathy McTavish is a composer and media artist who specializes in creating interactive, multi-channel video and sound environments that are released online, in gallery spaces, and behind performance events.
    McTavish created Chance, a site-specific installation for the Tweed Museum’s Sax Gallery. It is a synergetic installation composed of six networked machine quartets that combines code, image, and sound to create a cross-sensory experience that seeks to investigate what it “feels” like to inhabit a multithreaded system. A landscape of painted walls and multi-channel sound encloses the viewer. Choreographed by code, a circle of machine quartets investigate chance, emergence, friction, resonance and change. Opening reception October 19, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Free and open to the public.

  4. From the Beginning: Selections from the Original Alice Tweed Tuohy & George Tweed Collection

    From the Beginning: Selections from the Original Alice Tweed Tuohy & George Tweed Collection

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    This exhibition is a display of both European and American paintings from the Tweed family’s original collection of approximately 350 pieces. Drawing upon works spanning the 16th through 20th centuries, the selections include English and American portraiture, Dutch and Flemish genre paintings, works from the French Barbizon School, and Italian religious paintings and demonstrates the extensive range of the initial Tweed collection.

  5. From the Beginning: Selections from the Original Alice Tweed Tuohy and George Tweed Collection

    From the Beginning: Selections from the Original Alice Tweed Tuohy and George Tweed Collection

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The selections include English and American portraiture, Dutch and Flemish genre paintings, works from the French Barbizon School, and Italian religious paintings.

  6. Global Exhibition Narratives

    Global Exhibition Narratives

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The stars aligned for 2017 where four international arts festivals: Art Basel (exhibited every year); Venice Biennale (every other year); Documenta (every five years); and Skulptur Projekte Münter (every ten years)— all occurred within the same summer! The students who experienced this trip-of a-lifetime will create an exhibit space and showcase individual artists’ books based on their interpretation of this adventure.

  7. Graphic Ceramics

    Graphic Ceramics

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The Niche Gallery features a small selection of contemporary
    small ceramics from the Ceramics Collection at Tweed
    Museum of Art.

  8. Industrial America

    Industrial America

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    This exhibition of works by the Plein Air Painters of America explores the influences of industry on the environment. From living off the land to mining mountains, from raw-materials extraction to manufacturing and from farm to table, the physical and social transformation of place has become ubiquitous. By turning an unflinching eye to industrial landmarks, the artists in this show reveal the effects upon the landscape by mechanization and economic change.

    This program is a collaborative project among the Plein Air Painters of America, The Tweed Museum of Art, The Duluth Art Institute, and The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art. Opening reception September 21, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Free and open to the public.

  9. Juan Logan: Whose Song Shall I Sing?

    Juan Logan: Whose Song Shall I Sing?

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The Balcony Gallery wall is a showcase of various masks and reliquaries created by North Carolina artist Juan Logan.

    Through his work, he addresses the interconnections of race, place, and power and seeks to make visible how hierarchical relations and social stereotypes shape individuals, institutions, and the material and mental landscapes of contemporary life.

  10. Modern(ism)

    Modern(ism)

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Curated from the Tweed Museum’s permanent collection and generously supported by select loans from the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, this exhibition of drawings and prints will offer audiences a rare look at small, intimate works by some of the most formidable Modern artists of the 20th
    century. Featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Käthe Kollwitz, Henri Matisse, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Weber, Salvador Dali, and Otto Dix, this exhibition will serve as a tool to explore the vast representations of the various “-ism” in art movements that blossomed at the beginning of the 20th century. Collectively, these works express the radical attitude toward art that resulted in the replacement of 19th century Realism in favor of expressionism and abstraction that more accurately reflected the zeitgeist of the Modern Era.

  11. Mounties of the Potlatch Collection

    Mounties of the Potlatch Collection

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The exhibition consists of paintings by Arnold Friberg of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from The Potlatch Collection. These were created to advertise the company's paper to the printing trade, demonstrating how well the color red could be reproduced.

    Contemporaries of their advertising-lore cousins, such as the Jolly Green Giant, Betty Crocker, Paul Bunyan, and the Land O’Lakes Indian maiden, the Mounties were reproduced for nearly 75 years on Northwest Paper/Potlatch calendars before coming to the Tweed.

  12. Pacific Northwest Native Art from the William J. Saul Collection

    Pacific Northwest Native Art from the William J. Saul Collection

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    A former Minnesota business leader, William J. Saul often traveled to the Pacific Northwest where he collected many contemporary Native artworks. In 2015, his wife Martha gifted a number of carved and painted masks and sculptures to the Tweed Museum. The niche exhibit will feature some of these essential works.

  13. Selections of Traditional and Contemporary Native Art

    Selections of Traditional and Contemporary Native Art

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The case will display three types of Native American objects representing the traditional craft work of the region. These objects (most from the Woodland tribes) include beaded bandolier bags, moccasins, and quillwork boxes. Bandolier bags are examples of objects worn decoratively during ceremonial gatherings. The moccasins embody decoration and functionality, and the quillwork boxes show a method of ornamental design popular before the introduction of 19th century European glass beads.

  14. Senior Student Exhibitions

    Senior Student Exhibitions

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The School of Fine Arts, UMD, presents a series of senior student exhibitions at the Tweed Museum of Art, featuring a variety of art media. Receptions are held on Tuesdays from 4 to 6pm in the Studio Gallery. These exhibitions are free and open to the public. For details, visit our website at https://sfa.d.umn.edu

  15. Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities

    Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    June 1st from 6-8pm, join us at the Tweed Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of “Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities,” an exhibition curated by Dyani White Hawk, who is also one of the artists featured in this exhibition.

    The Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth presents "Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities," an exhibition curated by Dyani White Hawk. The show was originally organized for Artistry in Bloomington, MN in conjunction with the Guerilla Girls Twin Cities takeover. The exhibition presents an eclectic selection of works by each artist that include paintings, prints, weaving, drawings, digital videos, and sculptures.

    The artists selected for this exhibition are but some of the most celebrated and accomplished female Native artists currently living and working in the Twin Cities area, and include:

    Carolyn Anderson
    Julie Buffalohead
    Andrea Carlson
    Elizabeth Day
    Heid Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    Maggie Thompson

    Visit us online for more details.

  16. Treasures from Home: An Anthology of Gifts from Private Collectors

    Treasures from Home: An Anthology of Gifts from Private Collectors

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    In recent years, the Tweed’s collection has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to various generous collectors. To demonstrate our gratitude, this exhibition will highlight some of the newest donated artworks acquisitioned into the already impressive permanent collection. Featured collectors include Martin Weinstein, Darwin Reedy, Lorraine Noorgard, and many others.

  17. Tweed Book Club with Broc Allen:

    Tweed Book Club with Broc Allen:

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Every other month the Tweed Museum of Art book club invites community members to propose a reading related to the visual arts, and to attend the event to moderate the conversation during the evening.

    In September, Broc Allen, a local ceramics artist, will moderate the conversation about the book he proposed, titled “The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty" by Soetsu Yanagi. The event is informal and every one is welcome to contribute to the conversation. The book is available at the Fitgers Book Store in Duluth, MN.

    The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about ceramics.

    The group meets at in the Library area, upstairs, at the Tweed Museum of Art.

  18. Tweevening with Annie Dugan: Plein Air Painters: Industrial America

    Tweevening with Annie Dugan: Plein Air Painters: Industrial America

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Anne Dugan is the Executive & Artistic Director at the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN. She will join us to present a Tweevening art talk based on the Plein Air exhibition: "Industrial America," exhibited at the Tweed Museum of Art.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  19. Tweevening with Ken Bloom: A Thousand Words

    Tweevening with Ken Bloom: A Thousand Words

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    Ken Bloom, Tweed Museum Director, will present a Tweevening art talk based on the exhibition "A Thousand Words," that he curated this year.

    A Thousand Words presents an array of interpersonal photographs that were selected from the Tweed Museum’s holdings. Though the Museum’s collection includes a far wider range of subject matter than photographs of people, landscapes, abstractions, architecture, and more were set aside for an investigation of images that addressed humans in relation to each other. Given our highly divided social world, it’s worth noting that A Thousand Words is in part a construct, an anti-selfie curatorial notion about photography made by combining the varied depictions of those other than ourselves, by seers other than ourselves, in service of a collective humanistic vision.

    The event is free and open to the public. The Tweed Museum of Art is admission-free and free-will donations at the door are welcome to help support our programming.

  20. Whose Song Shall I Sing?

    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Call: (218) 726-8222

    The Balcony Annex Gallery wall is a showcase of various masks and reliquaries created by North Carolina artist Juan Logan. Through his work, he addresses the interconnections of race, place, and power, and seeks to make visible how hierarchical relations and social stereotypes shape individuals, institutions, and the material and mental landscapes of contemporary life.

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