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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Events

  1. Annual Student Exhibition

    Annual Student Exhibition

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

    The Department of Art & Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth offers this annual juried event at the Tweed Museum of Art. The exhibition presents selected works from art students in the School of Fine Arts. On view in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

    This year’s jurors are Dan Clark and George Slade, who will announce the winners at the reception at the Museum on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm.

    The event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door.

  2. 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.

  3. FINE. (RE)FINE. (DE)FINE. Faculty Exhibition

    FINE. (RE)FINE. (DE)FINE. Faculty Exhibition

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

    The exhibit features works in a variety of media from faculty within the studio, graphic design, and art education areas. Faculty members from the art history area will participate with a curatorial framework to spark dialogue about and between the works of art, as well as programming contributions that will contextualize the ongoing "redefinitions" of art in our contemporary era with gallery talks on subjects such as: the historical beginning of arts academies and the foundations of the "fine art," shifts from art to visual culture, and the role of design.

    Opening reception, February 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. 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. In Solidarity: Revolutionary Women of Print

    In Solidarity: Revolutionary Women of Print

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

    In today’s political climate, we want to highlight the many activist women artists who used the art of printmaking to express their resistance to social injustice. This exhibition features prints from such revolutionary women as Nancy Spero, Emma Amos, Judy Chicago, Corita Kent, Jaune Quick To-See Smith, among others who inspired future generations. On view in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

  6. 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.

  7. New Selection from the Mounties Collection

    New Selection from the Mounties Collection

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

    The exhibition consists of paintings by Arnold Friberg, Robert Addison, Walter S. Oschman and other painters 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, F13 the Land O’ Lakes Indian maiden, and the Mounties were reproduced for nearly 75 years on Northwest Paper Potlatch calendars before coming to the Tweed. On view in the Studio Gallery.

  8. 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.

  9. Quiet Simplicity: Life in 19th and 20th Century America

    Quiet Simplicity: Life in 19th and 20th Century America

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

    The exhibition highlights works by some of the most beloved artists in the Tweed Museum's permanent collection of American paintings from the 19th and 20th century. It has been curated to showcase the rural beauty and domestic comforts of a bygone era. This display features paintings of tranquil landscapes, seascapes, farmsteads, and portraits that capture men, women, and children enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Many of these paintings have enjoyed a long history with the Tweed and have been included in many formidable exhibitions that have shaped the Museum's creative profile.

    Among the most well-loved artists in this exhibition are Luther Emerson Van Gorder, David Ericson, and Helen Turner— each a painter gifted with the ability to produce artworks of provincial charm and timeless appeal. The exhibition is on view in the Court Gallery.

  10. School of Fine Arts Senior Students Exhibitions

    School of Fine Arts Senior Students 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 6 pm (unless stated otherwise) in the Studio Gallery.
    These exhibitions are free and open to the public. For details, visit https://sfa.d.umn.edu.

  11. Selections of Traditional and Contemporary Native Art

    Selections of Traditional and Contemporary Native Art

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

    This case displays a wide range of Native American artworks, mainly from this region, including beaded bandolier bags, various birch bark objects, and domestic items, all of which reveal a creative blend of materials and cultures. The Curator swaps objects to introduce new works in the display case each year. This is an ongoing exhibition.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. University for Seniors Create Art

    University for Seniors Create Art

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

    The University for Seniors students, at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is a group of diverse individuals who gather on Friday mornings to learn, discuss, critique, and create.
    This spring they are offering a three-week long exhibition of works at the Tweed Museum of Art that represent their worldview in various art media, with styles that range from realism to abstract art. On view in the Studio Gallery space.

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  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 15,000
  • On-site Catering Required

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