Tweed Museum of Art

Maria Cristina Tavera

The Tweed Museum of Art at UMD opened a new exhibit of prints this week Un-Typing Casta, an exploration of Latinx (Latina/Latino) identity.  Minneapolis artist, curator, and activist Maria Cristina Tavera brings this show to Duluth in collaboration with UMD Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Jamie Ratliff. Listen to Radio Gallery for our conversation with Tavera about the uncovering, understanding and deconstructing of stereotypes and racism of Mexican-American culture. 

Radio Gallery: First Folio

Oct 5, 2016

Radio Gallery joins the celebration of the long awaited arrival of The First Folio of Shakespeare.  

Jeffrey T. Larson

The current exhibit Domestic Space at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art is a collection of work by the classically trained painter Jeffery T. Larson.  This gathering of work and subsequent publication are the result of a curated show drawing from the span of his career with portraits and still lifes held in disparate private and public collections.  Larson says  "Some of these pieces, I haven't seen in years."

Kathy McTavish

 At Lizards Art Gallery on Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m. is the opening reception for Collusion, an exhibit by two pairs of artists working collaboratively in their respective mediums: Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti  (Raku) and Jeffrey Schmidt & Kristen Wasyliszyn (oils and acrylics).

Jeffrey T. Larson

A collection of work by the classically trained painter Jeffery T Larson has been curated from far and wide by the Tweed Museum of Art for a summer exhibition.  The exhibit Domestic Space draws from the span of his career and includes portraits and still lifes.  

Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth is celebrating! They re-open their gallery space this week with three new shows for the summer. The opening reception is Thursday June 9,  6-8pm with artists, curators and refreshments.

Maija Jenson

The UMD Tweed Museum of Art is closed for a few months for a behind the scenes construction project.  All the art has been moved out of the museum so the space can get a heating and ventilation renovation.  The upside is that all that art, although temporarily stowed away, will come back in a new and re-invented collection of exhibits. Radio Gallery takes you on a behind the scenes tour from the museum preparator, Anneliese Verhoeven.

Alex Colorito

As students at UMD prepare for winter break, one art Digital Art and Photography student has hung his senior show Metaphysical at the Tweed Museum of Art for the last week of classes.  The photography of Alex Colorito is on display for this week only and he joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about his work and his process.  His interest in photography and cinematography developed from skateboarding and action shots but has grown into a love of film and his 120, medium-format camera. 


Each Tuesday a new exhibit goes up in Tweed Museum of Art at UMD. They have a gallery dedicated to sharing the work of UMD Art and Design students; paticularly their senior shows. On Tuesday, November 17, Sam Corbett opens her senior show "Child Support," an interactive print exhibit that shares the stories and experiences of families and children affected by divorce. Corbett's work is on display through November 29 with an opening reception on November 17 from 4-6 pm.  

Tweed Museum Student Schedule

©2014 Briand Morrison

A cultural round table at the Duluth Art Institute this week ... and a special pairing of art and music and father and son as Briand Morrison performs live jazz at the Tweed Museum of Art before an exhibit of his father's works.

Deer Skirt
Delina White

On Friday October 30, The UMD Tweed Museum of Art welcomes a lively presentation, fashion show and reception called "Great Lakes Woodland Skirts Project."

Copyright Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

The work of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison opens at the Tweed Museum of Art tomorrow night.

Cheng-Khee Chee

Radio Gallery revisits it's time with Cheng-Khee Chee, a leader in water-medium who's work is on display at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art in "The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee - Paintings 1974 to 2014."  This retrospective show was curated by Peter Spooner which also includes a 72 page published catalog.  The Tweed hosts Spooner for a gallery talk on Sunday August 23, from 2 to 4 pm and a closing reception on September 17, 6-8 p.m.  Check out his work and the Tweed's schedule of exhibit events here:

 A continuation of last week, UMD professors Elizabeth James and Jim Klueg join us to discuss the current ceramics exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art. As an overview of the Tweed and Bemidji State collections as well as contributions from other local artists including James and Klueg, this exhibit offers a wide array of styles and processes from artists with regional, national, and international acclaim. Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics runs through August 1, 2015 at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art. 

Liz James

Liz James and Jim Klueg are two UMD professors who helped curate of the current ceramics exhibit up at the UMD Tweed Museum.  Other ceramicists involved in creating the show include Dorian Beaulieu, Bob Husby, and Richard Gruchalla.  The exhibit has an unparalleled array of international, American and Minnesota artists from a wide spectrum of style and processes. If you have not had a chance to see it, this summer is your last chance to see this extensive collection of Minnesota ceramic art; We share out conversations about the show and the planning process of Resurfaced

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