May 6, 2003, Volume 20 number 16
Authored by Karl Ann Marling, noted American popular culture scholar and Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota, the book will feature 140 color images and Marlings insightful writing on the legacy of the Mountie illustrations.
Selections from the Permanent Collection: Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics and Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken will be on display May 24 - October 5.
Selections from the Collection: The Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Collection will also be on display May 24 - October 5.
Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction will be on display July 26 - October 12. Virtually unknown today, in the late 1800s Gilbert Munger (1837-1903) was honored by European nobility for his landscape paintings, which often adhere to tenets of the French Barbizon school in their naturalism, moodiness and formal qualities. Born in Connecticut, Gilbert Munger apprenticed at age 13 with an engraver at the Smithsonian Institution, and following the Civil War, developed his skills as a landscape painter by studying the work of the Hudson River School artists. After painting in the American West, Munger lived and painted in Europe for 16 years. His brother Roger had moved to St. Paul and then Duluth, a move which eventually caused many works by his brother to enter the collection of the Tweed Museum of Art.
As the site of the largest known collection of
Mungers work, the Tweed Museum of Art has organized a premier exhibition
and national tour celebrating the work of this deserving but under-recognized
American artist. Together with Tweed Museum of Art, Afton Historical Society
Press has published a new book Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction.
Authored by noted American art historian J. Gray Sweeney and collector
Michael D. Schroeder, the book will be available for purchase through
the Tweed Museum Store.
UMD SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE
Choral Masterworks: J.S. Bachs Mass in B Minor, one of Bachs greatest achievements, will be performed by the UMD Music Alumni soloists, University Singers, UMD Symphony Orchestra, and Duluths Arrowhead Chorale at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and at 3 p.m on Sunday, May 11 in the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
For more information contact the UMD Music Department
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ALL-CAMPUS AWARDS RECEPTION
RECREATIONAL AND OUTDOOR SPORTS SPRING ACTIVITIES
For more information or registration call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-6533 or visit www.umdoutdoorprogram.org.
BOOK AWARD CELEBRATION
NEMBA is a free community event, cohosted by the UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library. This annual celebration honors writers of books about northeastern Minnesota and brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, writers, illustrators, and appreciative readers.
Twenty-three book titles have been nominated for this years awards, and winners will be announced in two categories. For a list of nominees, visit the NEMBA Web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/home.html. Refreshments will be served following the program by speaker Lorna Landvik, a best-selling novelist. The Pie-Eyed Pipers flute ensemble will provide music during the social.
Free parking will be available in the general and pay lots at UMD. For more information, call 726-7889 or 726-6843.
UMD FARMERS MARKET
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
MAY GLENSHEEN EVENTS
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888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
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