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Senior Exhibitions


Senior Students from Art & Design Department display a selection of their respective work for a week, from Tuesday through Sunday. Reception every Tuesday as listed from 4 to 6 pm in the Studio Gallery at Tweed.


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Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics


August 19, 2014- July 10, 2016

Alice Tweed Tuohy Gallery


Tradition has exercised a strong current of influence in American studio ceramics, yet the field of ceramics experienced and explosion of new ideas in the 1950's. This exhibition will illuminate the threads of influence as well as new direction. Renowned, nationally known ceramic artists will provide the foundation of the exhibit, with works from the Tweed collection, Bemidji State University, and regional artists providing breadth and depth to the selections.


September 30, 2014

Opening Reception

6:00-8:00 pm


Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition of Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics.


Free and open to the public.



Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002)
Untitled (stack), 1973
Coiled, hand-built and hand-torn Stoneware, Stones
Collection of Tweed Museum of Art, UMD
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Purchase Fund Marguerite L. Gilmore Charitable Foundation Fund




Selection of Gilbert Munger Paintings



Olive Anna Tezla Library


A selection of paintings from the Tweed Museum of Art collection by artist Gilbert Munger are featured in the Olive Anna Tezla Library.


Learn more about Gilbert Munger




Gilbert Munger (American, 1837-1903)

Berkley Springs, 1894

Oil on Canvas

Collection Tweed Museum of Art, UMD

Gift of Lester E. & Ann H. Shervy







The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014



May 12 - September 20, 2015

Special Exhibition Gallery & Special Events Gallery


This is a solo exhibition featuring paintings by the internationally celebrated watercolorist Cheng-Khee Chee. This exhibition brings together 40 paintings created over the past 40 years (1974 - 2014), including Duluth Depot of 1974, the first painting Chee exhibited with the American Watercolor Society, and the monumental 100 Koi, which he finished in late 2014. More information coming soon.



Cheng-Khee Chee (American, born China, 1934)

Koi 1990 No. 2

watercolor on D'Arches CP Paper, 25x40"

Collection Cheng-Khee and Sing-Bee Chee



Selections from the Collection



Alice Tweed Tuohy Gallery and Court Gallery


Collection-based exhibitions comprised of selected thematic groupings.



Allen D. (Big Al) Carter (American, 1947-2008)

Sweep, 2001

acrylic, sand on board, 48 x 47 3/4

Collection Tweed Museum of Art, UMD

Marguerite L. Gilmore Charitable Foundation Fund


George Morrison:

Horizons and Totems



Balcony Gallery Niche

An artist who was influenced by the natural landscape, particularly that of Lake Superior, along with his Ojibwe heritage and an inuitive sense of design, order, and color.



George Morrison (American, Ojibwe, 1919-2000)

Alpen Glow, Lake Superior Landscape, 1986

acrylic on canvas on board

Private Collection



The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art





Nov 11, 2014–Nov 11, 2015

Nelson Display Case Exhibition


Contemporary and Traditional Artworks

Selections of both contemporary and historical objects are on display in this showcase.



Artist Unknown (Ojibwe or Winnebago/Ho-chunk)

Covered Container or Purse, 1930-1939

Black ash, sweet grass, dye

Collection of Tweed Museum of Art, UMD

Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art

Gift of Richard Nelson




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Mounties of the Potlatch Collection


July 21–August 27

Studio Gallery


The exhibition consists of 17 original paintings of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from The Potlatch Collection at Tweed. The works are from Arnold Friberg and Robert Addison.




Arnold Friberg, (American, 1913-2010)
Mounted Police Seated by Campfire, Horse and Tent to Rear, 1952
oil on canvas
Collection Tweed Museum of Art, UMD

Gift of The Potlatch Corporation




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