Tweed Museum of Art

Between working from home and schooling at home, most of us feel we're winning if we have clean sweatpants.

But pandemic or no, artists gotta art, and you can see more of what a handful of local folks have been up to here. 

And if you're not feeling your social media feed these days, don't start "unfriending" quite yet.

Just start adding museums and artists to your favorites list and watch your feed blossom into a thing of beauty.

Art on the Edges: Non-Conformists and Spirituality

Tomorrow (February 18) from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Tweed Museum of Art

The Duluth Public Library might be closed today (President's Day) but it's in hyperdrive through the end of the month and well into March.

There are three art events this week alone:

Themes and Styles in Soviet Arts

Carol Veldman Rudie  presents a lecture about Soviet era art, when artistic methods and topics were employed to shape the Soviet citizen.

 Artists experimented with these issues and forms to tell another story about their cultural environment. Veldman Rudie shares how these different streams provided a nuanced picture of artistic conflicts and visual interactions that were part of this period of art.

Black and White Image by Ken Bloom Japanese documentary photo series, Elderly Policeman with hands on hips,
Ken Bloom

This week, Director of the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD Ken Bloom retires. His dedication to local art, a growing Native American art collection and increased community programming will leave a lasting impression on the Tweed. But this is not the end, but rather new beginnings.  Bloom has shared that he is returning to his first passion, photography, and will possibly return as a guest curator. 

Robert Adams has a new exhibit up at the Duluth Coffee Company.  You might recall his Play Me piece from a Duluth Art Institute show a while back.

And speaking of art, food and beverage, Sue Rauschenfels opens an exhibit this Wednesday (June 12) at Pizza Luce'.

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Tonight (May 6) - the book launch of Emma B at the Zenith Bookstore

Tuesday (May 7) - Ken Bloom talks about The Concept of Time & Space in Photography as part of the Tweevenings series at the Tweed Museum of Art

Thursday (May 9) The Magnolia Cafe holds a Salon and Opening Reception for Cloquet painter Adam Swanson.

Tim Hammond

Synesthesia is a condition where one sensory or cognitive pathway is cross-connected with another (for example, hearing sounds causing a person to see colors).  So with that idea in mind, Where's Art host Annie Dugan celebrates The Homegrown Music Festival by highlighting music-related visual art that can be seen in the Twin Ports.  Tonight (Monday) at 6 pm at the Duluth Coffee Company is the Wolfskull Creative Musician Portraits Opening Reception, featuring portraits of area musicians and also

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Craft on Draft with Duluth Pottery

Tuesday, April 9 at Bent Paddle

National Crime Victims' Week Art Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 10, Zeitgeist Atrium

Native American Artists Panel Talk

Thursday, April 11, Tweed Museum of Art

Jill Hagstrom Yankee. Used with permission

Annie Dugan talks about combating negativity on social media by changing what you follow, look at and post.

Carla Hamilton's Art of the Remix opens tonight at Teatro Zuccone ... 

The film Desolation Slow opens at Teatro on Friday ...

Saturday, Sue Rauschenfels opens a show at the Lakeside Gallery in Duluth

susana gaunt

The Tweed Museum offers regional exhibitions and curates shows from their extensive permanent collection, and they also host UMD student exhibitions.  2019 spring semester offers a full schedule of student shows, with public opening receptions happening on the listed Tuesdays, at 4pm. 

UMD art students bring thoughtful new energy to the gallery space sharing their creative ideas in one of their first solo exhibits.  Check it out. The Tweed Museum is located on the campus if the University of Minnesota Duluth. Closed Mondays.

Student Exhibition Schedule

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A free chance for folks of all ages to do some creating this week, brought to you by the Superior Public Library ...

College is back in session this week and that's a reminder that there are new student shows up at the Tweed Museum of Art every week.

Instead of blowing through a gallery, sparing only a few seconds for each work, Annie recommends picking a piece you like, setting a timer for two minutes, and then just looking at it carefully.

Jonathan Thunder

The Tweed Museum of Art is celebrating a new exhibit, years in the planning, curated by Karissa White.  "Intersections" invites the public to discover the vibrant spectrum of new and old work by Native American in Minnesota. Bringing this show together was a collaborative project, drawing from the Tweed Museum permanent collection to bring forward a generation of work from George Morrison, Carl Gawboy alongside the next generation of Frank Big Bear and Jim Denomie and young local artists like Jonathan Thunder.

The Tweed Museum of Art continues its Visual Cultural Lecture Series with documentary filmmaker Keri Pickett and a screening of First Daughter and the Black Snake.

The exhibit Intersections opens at the Tweed Museum of Art on Thursday, and Annie Dugan is calling it the exhibition of the year.

Anne Labovitz's 122 Conversations opens Thursday at the Tweed Museum of Art ...  expect conversational elements that transform into visual elements, a performative element and a participatory element as well.

Samantha Nielsen says if you have five minutes (think waiting for pasta to boil or sitting on hold waiting for customer service) you can make art. Her event will be at the Zenith Bookstore on Sunday.

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