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Current Events, Upcoming Events, and the Latest Tweed News

 

 

 

HISTORY


 

MISSION

Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, functions as an art collecting and teaching institution that promotes learning through collection stewardship, research, and by presentations in the visual arts for the engagement program of the University and surrounding communities.

 

History of the Tweed Slideshow

 

 

COLLECTIONS

With a permanent collection of over 9,000 art objects representing a range of cultures and periods of art history, the Tweed Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth is a major cultural and educational resource for the Upper Midwest.

 

In the 1920s and early 1930s, George P. Tweed and his wife Alice began collecting 19th and early 20th century European and American painting, including examples of the French Barbizon School and Impressionist influenced American Landscape painting. After the death of Mr. Tweed in 1946, Mrs. Tweed saw the potential of the Tweed Collection as an educational resource for the community and the University. She generously developed the funding for the present building which was dedicated in 1958.

 

Recent Collections Publication:Art Through the Ages

 

Tweed Collections Brochure

 

More information on the Tweed Collection

 

 

 

The original house of the Tweeds where they started to show their collection with private guests.

 

The 1958 inauguration of the Tweed at UMD.

 

 

HOURS AND CONTACT


 

Museum and Store Hours: 
Tuesday: 9:00am–8:00pm 
Wednesday–Friday: 9:00am–4:30pm 
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm–5:00pm 

 

Closed Mondays and University Holidays. In case of Inclement weather, the University may close the campus as a safety measure, so the Tweed Museum of Art will be closed. Otherwise, the Museum is open and will hold its programs as planned.

 

Free Admission


Information

218.726.8222 or 218.726.7823
Museum Store

218.726.8753
Fax

218.726.8503

E-mail
tweed@d.umn.edu

 

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

store: 218-726-6139

Email: tweed@d.umn.edu

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APPRAISALS


Staff at the Museum do not appraise objects. Depending upon the object we have worked with several appraisers over the years.

 

Peter Spooner is a former curator at the Tweed Museum of Art and has an extensive background knowledge in art. He resides in Duluth and recently earned his certification to provide appraisals.

Please contact Peter Spooner at pspooner282@gmail.com or call at (218)390-3064.


Joan Caballero of Joan Caballero Appraisals in Santa Fe (505)982-8148; email: joancaballero@msn.com) is another appraiser we have worked extensively with in recent years. There was also a gallery in the Cities that Museum staff worked with but they no longer do appraisals, but they did refer us to Bonnie at Appraisal Specialists Midwest (952)926-0225. Or contact Midwest Art Conservation Center in Minneapolis at

(612)870-3120. Otherwise, there is a professional organization of appraisers, International Society of Appraisers (http://www.isa-appraisers.org/), that can assist in locating an appraiser.

 

 

 

 

SUBMISSIONS


Beginning July 1, 2017, the Tweed Museum will no longer be accepting unsolicited submissions of artwork or exhibition proposals.

 

 

 

 

MUSEUM STAFF


Ken Bloom, Director
218.726.8751
kbloom@d.umn.edu

 

Camille Doran, Registrar
218.726.7749

cdoran@d.umn.edu

 

Kathy Sandstedt, Museum Store Manager
218.726.8753
ksandste@d.umn.edu

 

Kathy Sandstedt, Executive Administrative Specialist
218.726.8753
ksandste@d.umn.edu

 

Christine Strom, Events Planning & Communications Specialist

218.726.7823

cstrom@d.umn.edu

 

Karissa White, Associate Curator

218-726-8527

white695@d.umn.edu

 

Anneliese Verhoeven, Preparator

218.726.8752

verh0059@d.umn.edu

 

 

 

GUARDS TEAM

 

Scott Stevens, Lead Guard

218.726.6552

sstevens@d.umn.edu

 

Steve Johnson, Guard

218.726.6552

 

Greg Tiburzi, Guard

218.726.6552

gtiburzi@d.umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

BOARD


Tweed Museum of Art Advisory Board

Patricia Burns
Mary Ebert
Tom Ellison
Debra Hannu
Bruce Hansen, President
Jane Jarnis, Secretary
John P. Lawien 
Dr. Robert Leff
Terry Roberts
Dan Shogren
Miriam Sommerness
Suzi Vandersteen 

 

Directors' Circle

Florence Collins
Barbara Gaddie
Beverly Goldfine
Bea Levey
Peggy Mason 
Mike Seyfer 

 

Alice B. O'Connor, Emeritus Board Member

 

 

 


 

The Tweed Museum of Art is one of seven units in the School of Fine Arts, UMD. The University of Minnesota Duluth is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

 

 

Tweed Museum of Art is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an operating support grant program from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

 

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