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About the Tweed Museum



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 presenting programs in the visual arts for the engagement of the University and surrounding communities.


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With a permanent collection of over 8,000 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.


Museum Hours:

Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Closed Mondays and University Holidays


Free Admission


218.726.8222 or 218.726.7823
Museum Store





Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-2496

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Museum Staff


Ken Bloom, Director and Curator


Kathy Sandstedt, Museum Store Manager


Camille Doran, Registrar


Education Office


Kathy Sandstedt, Executive Administrative Specialist


Christine Strom, Principal Ofc. & Admin. Spec.



Scott Stevens, Lead Guard



Steve Johnson, Guard



Greg Tiburzi, Guard



Tweed Museum of Art Advisory Board


Terry Roberts, President


Bruce Hansen, V.P.


Sada Brickson


Todd Defoe


Debra Hannu


Jane Jarnis


Dr. Robert Leff


Peggy Mason


Sharon Mollerus


Alice B. O'Connor


Miriam Sommerness


Mike Seyfer


Dan Shogren


DeeDee Widdes


Directors' Circle


Florence Collins


Beverly Goldfine


Bea Levey


Robin Seiler


Barbara Gaddie


Dr. Joe Leek



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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 2014 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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