Last updated: 2/27/2013
Duluth, Minnesota
Address
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
phone: 218-726-8222
fax: 218-726-8503
e-mail: tweed@d.umn.edu
web: www.d.umn.edu/tma
Hours
Mondayclosed
Tuesday9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday - Friday9 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
Free and open to the public
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Ken Bloom, Director
phone: 218-726-8751
Barbara Boo, Museum Store Manager
phone: 218-726-6139
Christine Strom, PR/Marketing Coordinator
phone: 218-726-8222
Susan Hudec, Education Director
phone: 218-726-8527
Kathy Sandstedt, Accts Payable
phone: 218-726-8753
Eric Dubnicka, Preparator
phone: 218-726-8752
Camille Doran, Registrar
phone: 218-726-7749
Scott Stevens, Lead Security Guard
phone: 218-726-6552
Description

The Tweed Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of over 7000 objects that represent a wide range of cultures and histories. The Tweed also hosts special exhibits that showcase artists of national and international significance.

History

The Tweed Gallery 1950 --The Tweed Museum of Art today
The Tweed Museum of Art is located on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth, and is one of five units within the UMD School of Fine Arts.
The "Tweed Art Gallery" first opened to the public in 1950 in what had been the family home of George Peter Tweed, a successful Duluth businessman and a collector of European and American art.
After Mr. Tweed's death in 1946, his wife, Alice (later remarried Dr. Edward L. Tuohy) donated this important art collection from 1950 - 1973 to the University of Minnesota Duluth.
In 1958, 1965 and 1978, funds were donated by Alice Tweed Tuohy, her daughter Bernice Brickson, and the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation to build and expand the museum facility on campus. With an endowment gift from Jonathan, Milton and Simon Sax, the museum was again expanded in 1988.
Today, the Tweed Museum of Art encompasses 32,000 square feet with nearly 15,000 square feet of exhibition space in nine galleries, housing a collection of over 7,000 artworks from the 15th century to the present.
An impressive and ongoing program of exhibitions, publications and educational opportunities, has fulfilled Alice Tweed Tuohy's wish that the Tweed Museum of Art become "an educational and cultural resource for the university, the surrounding region, and the nation."

Educational Programs

Education and Enrichment programs are available for groups of all ages. Contact Susan Hudec for reservations, fees and additional information at 218-726-8527.shudec@d.umn.edu

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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