David Axel Ericson (American, 1869–1946 ), Morning of Life, 1907
oil on canvas, 27" x 22 1/4" Gift of Mrs. E. L. Tuohy
the year 2000, the Tweed Museum of Art celebrated its 50th
anniversary. From the museum's core collection of 600 European and American works of art acquired by George P. Tweed (1871–1946)
and donated to the University of Minnesota Duluth by his widow,
Alice Tweed Tuohy between 1950 and 1973, collections at the
Tweed Museum of Art now
include over 6,000 works of art.
Fifty of these works of art are presented here according to four
major themes: Stories in Art, People
and Places, Art and Environment,
and the Language of Art. These works which were created in different
cultures, at different times, and for vastly different reasons, can be
compared and discussed in terms of how they relate to the theme
as well as in terms of their relationship to particular cultures,
locations, and historical periods.
Our permanent collection is also home to 374 images of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force donated to the Tweed Museum of Art by Potlatch Corporation in 1981.
The Tweed website hosts Michael D. Schroeder's Gilbert Munger's digital catalog raisonné which documents the life and works of the prominent American landscape painter.