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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.

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With a permanent collection of over 10,000 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.

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.




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

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

Museum Store: 218-726-6139




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


Museum Staff

Karissa White Isaacs, Associate Curator

Camille Doran, Registrar

Melissa King, Executive Office & Admin Specialist

Dan Radven, Preparator

Christine Strom, Events Planning & Communications Specialist




Bill Gedde, Guard

Steve Johnson, Guard




Tweed Museum of Art Advisory Board

Patricia Burns
Patrice Bradley
Annie Carmichael
Mary Ebert
Tom Ellison
Debra Hannu
Bruce Hansen
Jane Jarnis
Jeffrey Larson
John Lawien
Robert Leff
Jim Paymar
Manny Rivas
Nick Roloff
Susan Vandersteen


Director's Circle

Barb Gaddie
Alice B. O’Connor, Emeritus Board Member
Terry Roberts
Mike Seyfer
Dan Shogren
Dee Dee Widdes




Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-2496

  • Monday:  CLOSED
  • Tuesday:   9 am - 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday:   9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday:   9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday:  1 pm - 5 pm
  • Sunday:   1 pm - 5 pm
Contact Us

Info: 218-726-8222
or 218-726-6552

Store: 218-726-6139


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The Tweed Museum of Art is one of six units in the UMD School of Fine Arts. UMD is an equal opportunity educator and employer.