NEWS & EVENTS
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.
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.
The original house of the Tweeds where they started to show their collection with private guests.
The 1958 inauguration of the Tweed at UMD.
Museum and Store Hours:
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.
218.726.8222 or 218.726.7823
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-2496
Info: 218-726-8222 or 218-726-6552
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 email@example.com or call at (218)390-3064.
Joan Caballero of Joan Caballero Appraisals in Santa Fe (505)982-8148; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Ken Bloom, Director
Michael Cousino, Design Manager + Senior Graphic Designer
Camille Doran, Registrar
Kathy Sandstedt, Museum Store Manager
Kathy Sandstedt, Executive Administrative Specialist
Christine Strom, Events Planning & Communications Specialist
Karissa White, Associate Curator
Anneliese Verhoeven, Preparator
Scott Stevens, Lead Guard
Steve Johnson, Guard
Greg Tiburzi, Guard
Tweed Museum of Art Advisory Board
Bruce Hansen, President
Jane Jarnis, Secretary
John P. Lawien
Dr. Robert Leff
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.