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Events & Exhibitions: January - June 2017







Tweevening with Kristy Jeffcoat and Kurt Nordwall
April 11, 2017 6:30-8:00 PM
Tezla Library


Kristy Jeffcoat is the conservator from the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) in Minneapolis who worked on the restoration of the painting Portrait of an Elderly Lady, 1628, attributed to Dutch artist Michael Janszoon Van Miereveld (1567-1641), from the Tweed Museum of Art’s collection. Ms. Jeffcoat’s task was to restore the 400-year-old painting to its original splendor. 

Another issue with this work was its gilded frame. Kurt Nordwall, frame technician at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), thrives on surrounding artworks entrusted to him with period-appropriate frames. At the MIA, Nordwall encountered a challenge with Dutch paintings that were mounted in anachronistic frames, as was the case with the Miereveld painting. He gladly took the challenge and spent time researching 17th century Dutch frames. Eventually, his hard work came to fruition when he re-engineered a lost art-form from that era to re-create the typical Dutch ripple pattern frame.

Both of them will join us to share their narrative about the conservation of the painting and the making of its custom frame.






Reception & Award Ceremony 
Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) 
April 22, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Tweed Museum of Art


The Department of Art and Design, in the School of Fine Arts, UMD, is offering this annual juried event at the Tweed Museum of Art from April 4 through April 30, 2017. The exhibition presents the works of selected art students from Art & Design. This year’s jurors are Joshua Carlon and Homer Rutledge. Both of them are schedule to present for the Visual Culture Lecture Series, April 11, 2017 at 6 pm, Montague Hall 70. More about the jurors at






Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop

April 22, 2017 

10:00 – 6:00 pm

Tweed Museum of Art


In honor of the 27th Annual Gallery Hop and the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day several downtown Duluth galleries, including the Tweed Museum of Art and other participating galleries, are hosting free receptions on Saturday, April 22, from 10?:00 am to 6:00 pm.  This is an opportunity to tour local art venues, visit with artists and watch demonstrations at this fun event.  


The main attractions on campus are open studio activities from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, hosted by the Department of Art & Design students to showcase the facilities and skills of the A & D department.  Tweed is featuring Call and Response, a ceramics exhibition, curated by Jim Klueg and Liz James, both faculty in the School of Fine Arts, UMD, and the 2017 Annual Student Exhibition with the Award Ceremony and reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.





Book Club with Sharon Rogers
May 9, 2017 6:30-8:00 PM
Tezla Library

Bright Beat the Water: Memories of a Wilderness Artist by John Peyton

“John, Peyton, on octogenarian living in Proctor, Minnesota, is well-known throughout the western Great Lakes region as a banker, artist, and award-winning author. Peyton's memoirs, which span most of the twentieth century, begin with his early life in northern Minnesota when Duluth was still a frontier town. He recalls his adventures with the northern Ojibway Indians and time spent hunting and fishing on the rivers of the Northwoods. He describes his years at prep school in New Hampshire, his years at Yale, and banking during the Depression in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many other experiences of his life in Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Arizona-always told in a gentle, warm and perceptive manner-also find their way into these memoirs. Peyton's own paintings and illustrations further enrich the description of his life.”






Opening Reception: SINEW: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities
June 1st, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM
Main Gallery


Artist and curator, Dyani White Hawk is partnering with the Tweed Museum of Art to bring this brilliant display of female artists to the Northland. SINEW: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities was originally curated for Artistry in Bloomington, MN in conjunction with the Guerilla Girls Twin Cities takeover.  The Guerilla Girls described their work as “feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. The exhibition is meant to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture with facts, humor and outrageous visuals.






Contact us for questions about upcoming events:

Info: 218-726-8222 or 218-726-6552 or 218-726-7823



Events are free and open to the public.






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Holiday items are in! Stop by the store!


Jeffrey T. Larson greeting cards now available.


Jeffrey T. Larson exhibition catalog. All the paintings from the current exhibition.


The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014. **Award winning exhibition catalog**


RCMP Mountie prints. Highest quality museum quality. Order yours today!






2016 Senior Exhibitions at the Tweed


Visual Culture Lecture Series




Tweed exhibition catalog for The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee:
Paintings 1974-2014
wins two awards, Northeast Minnesota Book Award and P.I.M. 2016


The Tweed exhibition installation Sharon Louden - Windows featured in Sculpture magazine.


University of Minnesota Foundation Gallery: Art Through the Ages

The Tweed Museum at the University of Minnesota Duluth displays a rich collection of art made primarily by the Great Lakes Ojibwe and Eastern Woodlands people.





2016 Media Archive





July 2016


September 2016





Society of Prometheans Awards






Archive of past events.







Museum Location

Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth Campus

1201 Ordean Court

Duluth, MN 55812-2496

Info: 218-726-8222 or 218-726-6552

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