TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
Looking North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations,
which includes nearly 100 Mountie illustrations that were created by sixteen
different artists between 1931 and 1970, will be on display through
October 5. In conjunction with the exhibition, Afton Historical Society
Press, together with the Tweed Museum of Art, have published a new book
titled Looking North: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 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 through October 5.
Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction will be on
display July 26 - October 12. 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
with an engraver at the Smithsonian Institution, and following the Civil
War, developed his landscape painting skills by studying 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 Tweed collection.
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
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UMD FARMERS MARKET
The farmers market at UMD will be held in a new place this year due
to construction. It will run each Wednesday from 2- 4:30 p.m. through
September in Lot A, the Medical School pay lot. Parking in the lot
is free during the summer, but will be pay entry when students come back
in September. For more info or if you would like to be a vendor,
e-mail Wendi@duluth.com or call Deb Shubat at 726-7258.
FINE ARTS ACADEMY FOR KIDS
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to explore fascinating themes through art,
music, and dance. See the wild west through the brushstrokes of Gilbert
Munger. Sing and dance to the sounds of African drumming. Paint, print,
sculpt, dance, sing and create in the UMD School of Fine Arts Academy.
Classes are held Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.- noon in July and August.
For more information contact Kathy Neff, Department of Music at 726-7090
or Susan Hudec, Tweed Museum of Art, at 726-8527.
DULUTH WATERFRONT TOURS
Explore Duluths waterfront and Park Point in a single or tandem
sea kayak. Excursions will be held Fridays from 1-5 p.m. July 18, August
8, 15, 22 and Saturdays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. July 12, 19, August
9, 16. Paddle next to the William A. Irvin, the Aerial Lift Bridge,
and ships from around the world. Learn about the natural history of Superior
Bay and the worlds largest fresh water sand bar. One child age six
or above may participate on tours if accompanied by a parent. Participants
will meet at the Aquatic Center. For more information contact Outdoor
Programs at 726-6533.
BULLDOG HOCKEY GOLF ALUMNI OUTING
Since intercollegiate mens hockey made its debut at UMD, nearly
500 players have worn the Bulldog uniform. This summer UMD Head Coach
Scott Sandelin is hoping to get many of those former Bulldogs together
for the Annual Bulldog Hockey Alumni Golf Outing. The two-day event will
kick off on July 18 with an informal dinner and conclude the next
day, July 19, at the historic Northland Country Club with 18 holes
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Coach Sandelin
at (218) 726-8579.
MED SCHOOL GOLF CLASSIC
The UMD School of Medicine is holding the Seventh Annual Golf Classic
on Monday, July 21, at the Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior
St. in Duluth. The shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. and the event includes
the opportunity to win a new car! Dinner and a silent auction will follow.
Play the fantastic Northland course and contribute to the Medical Student
Research Fund which enables UMD to support research and scholarships for
The $175 per person entry fee ($55 is tax deductible) includes greens
fees, cart fees, use of the driving range and putting green, entry in
the hole-in-one contest, dinner and prizes. Limited registration.
New this year is an opportunity to obtain CME credits by attending the
morning CME session entitled, Inflammation: From Bench to Bedside.
People can still participate by attending the dinner at a cost of $35
per person or departments and organizations can also sponsor a golfer
(medical student, resident, or a golfer of your choice) for $175. Of course,
any donations to the Medical Student Research Fund are appreciated and
are tax deductible. Questions? Contact Lori Isaacson at
218-726-7572 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UMD College of Pharmacy, will host an open house on Tuesday, August
5, from 10:30 a.m.-noon in 386 Kirby Plaza. Please stop by to meet
our new faculty and staff, view our facilities, and enjoy some refreshments
as we celebrate the Pharmacy programs expansion to the Duluth campus.
THE RACE IS ON
UMD is sponsoring a Dragon Boat in the Second Annual Lake Superior
Dragon Boat Festival, August 22 - 23. The fun begins Friday night
with the ancient waking of the dragon ceremony, a team parade, live music
and fireworks. On Saturday, 100 dragon boats will shove off from Barkers
Island. After the race, enjoy food, an awards ceremony and post-game festivities.
All registrants will receive a t-shirt.
The UMD boat, made up of alumni, students, faculty and staff, is filling
up fast. For more information contact Amy Partch, email@example.com, 315
Darland Admin. Bldg., 726-7164 or check out www.lakesuperiordragons.com.
UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS CONVOCATION
University for Seniors (US) will host their fall convocation on
September 6 in Bohannon 90 . The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with
refreshments and the opportunity to visit with fall session study group
At 10 a.m. Deb Decker, a local FBI agent, will discuss the topic of Homeland
Security in Our Backyard. John Kiheri, UMD Department of Police,
will join her during the question and answer session. Note: the U.S. fall
session begins on Monday, September 29. The U.S. convocation will
be followed by a luncheon. Reservations must be made in advance. The event
is open to the public. Call 218-726-6347 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ITALIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
UMD and cultural organizations in Palermo, Italy, including the Accademia
di Belle Arti and the Conservatario Statale di Musica, Vincenzo
Bellini, are hosting an Italian American Festival. It is a collaboration
of students and faculty that will produce several theatrical and musical
events, in Duluth and Palermo, in early 2004. An international academic
conference is planned to occur simultaneously with the Italian American
Festival cultural events in Duluth, April 29 - May 1, 2004.
The conference, Crossing the Waters: the Cross-Cultural Connections
of Lifeways, Society, and the Fine and Folk Arts in the Mediterranean
and Across the Atlantic will explore the connections, transmissions,
and transformations of cultural traditions and social institutions among
Mediterranean societies, to and within the Americas through immigration
and other processes, and between the fine and folk arts. Many
academic disciplines are appropriate for the conference including: history,
anthropology, popular culture, folk literature, Italian-American studies,
film, opera, visual arts, education, immigration studies, sociology, music,
theatre, dance, linguistics and language studies, and more. In keeping
with the multi-disciplinary approach of the conference, we invite scholars
from the sciences, business and economics, and medicine, as well as the
humanities and social sciences to participate.
For further information, contact UMD, or email@example.com, or go to
http://www.italiafest.us. Abstracts of 200 words or less may be submitted
electronically or by mail by September 30, 2003.
The Glensheen Historic Estate is now open daily from 9:30 a.m- 4 p.m.
with Bedroom Slipper Tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting
at 4 p.m.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
LIVING HISTORY KIDS DAY CAMP
On Tuesday, July 15, camp runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and
is open to children ages 8 through 12. This new learning & fun
program gives kids the opportunity to travel back in time and gain a better
understanding of life in Minnesota during the early 1900s. Hands-on-History
activities include a tour of Glensheen, crafts, games, stories, snacks
and more. The cost is $24 for Friends of Glensheen and $30 for non-members.
An additional day camp is planned for Wednesday, August 13. Reservations
have to be made at least one week in advance. Please call 726-8921 to
register for either date.
CONCERTS BY THE LAKE
Glensheens popular Concerts by the Lake Series continues. Concerts
are scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, Wednesday, July 23 and
are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their own
lawn chairs, blankets, or picnic for a family event.
Glensheens free parking lot fills quickly for these concerts and
guests are encouraged to arrive early. Additional parking is available
along 32nd Avenue East above London Road. Rain may cause postponement
or cancellation of concerts. Please contact Glensheen at 726-8910 for
FESTIVAL OF FINE ART & CRAFT
Glensheens Ninth Annual Festival of Fine Art & Craft is
scheduled for Saturday, August 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There
will be over 50 artists to exhibit and sell unique pieces of art. Musical
performances will enhance the atmosphere. Theres free admission
to Glensheen grounds during the event, free parking and a free shuttle
bus. Call 726-8921 for more information.
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