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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- August 1, 2015

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.


Art & Design Annual Student Exhibition 2015


Students who have taken an Art & Design course in 2014 may enter up to four pieces of artwork in the exhibition. This is a juried show and pieces chosen are installed in the Tweed Museum of Art and eligible for awards. Jurors for the 2015 show are Christopher Atkins, coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition program at the Minneapolis Institute for Arts and Sam Michaels, a designer at Studio on Fire. More here.



Opening Reception

Date: April 25, 2015

4:00-6:00 pm




Treasures from the Tweed: Transcendental Landscape Paintings


On View until March, 2015

Balcony Gallery


Selection of 19th and early 20th century landscape paintings from the George P. Tweed Memorial Collection.



Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)

Gate in the Meadow along a Canal (near Abbéville),

(formerly Figure at Meadow Gate), ca. 1855

oil on canvas

Collection Tweed Museum of Art, UMD

Gift of Mrs. E.L. (Alice Tweed) Tuohy








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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He Always Got His Man- Mountie Illustrations by Arnold Friberg



Activity Gallery

Selections from The Potlatch Collection of Canadian Royal Mounted Police Illustrations



Arnold Friberg, (American), 1913-2010

Untitled (RCMP Officer on horseback waving to passing train), 1942

Oil on canvas

Collection Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

Gift of Potlatch Corporation

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