TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
Looking North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations,
which includes nearly 100 Mountie illustrations, 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, and 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. A Free Family Day, with activities
based on the exhibition, will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. on September 20.
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. His brother Roger had moved to St. Paul and then Duluth,
a move which eventually caused many works by his brother to enter the
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.
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UMD FARMERS MARKET
The farmers market at UMD runs 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. August 8, 15,
22 and Saturdays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. 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.
NEW UMD GLBT ALUMNI GROUP MEETS
A group of UMD alumni have formed an organization called Q.A.: UMD GLBT
Queer Alumni and Allies. One of their goals is to bring the Twin Cities
Gay Mens Chorus to campus to perform a concert that will benefit
the GLBT student scholarship fund. The next meeting of the group is at
11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 at Sir Benedicts on the Lake.
Meetings will be held throughout the year. Everyone interested is invited
to attend. For information contact UMD alumnus Bill Shipley at 879-9451
or Angie Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-7300.
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OPEN HOUSE
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 the Alumni Office, email@example.com,
315 Darland Admin. Bldg., 726-7164 or check out www.lakesuperiordragons.com.
UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS CONVOCATION
University for Seniors (U.S.) 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 leaders.
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 for information.
GLBT FALL WELCOME
GLBT Services will host a 2003 Fall Welcome Reception from 4 - 6 p.m.
on September 16 in the Griggs Center. Come and enjoy food, beverages,
and mingle. Meet other students, faculty, staff and community members.
WITNESS FOR PEACE IN LATIN AMERICA
A Witness for Peace delegation will take two trips to Latin America next
year. Susana Pelayo-Woodward is leading a delegation to Mexico from August
16-25, and Lyn Clark Pegg will lead a group to Nicaragua from January
7-17, 2004. The purpose of both programs is to examine the effects of
globalization on womens lives in these two countries. Both programs
are currently recruiting individuals who are interested in joining these
For more information, contact Susana at email@example.com, and Lyn at
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
or go to http://www.italiafest.us. Abstracts of 200 words or less may
be submitted electronically or by mail by September 30.
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.
CONCERTS BY THE LAKE
Glensheens popular Concerts by the Lake series concludes Wednesday,
July 30 on the Glensheen Carriage House lawn. This final performance is
free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn
chairs, blankets, or picnic for the family event. Contact
Glensheen at 726-8910 for additional information.
LIVING HISTORY KIDS DAY CAMP
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 next camp day
is Wednesday, August 13. The cost is $24 for Friends of Glensheen and
$30 for non-members.Reservations have to
be made at least one week in advance. Please call 726-8921 to register.
FESTIVAL OF FINE ART AND 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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