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Tweevening: Native American Art with Wendy Savage

December 4, 2018

6:30-8:00 pm

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Free and open to the public


Wendy Savage will talk about the exhibition Intersections, which is a display of contemporary Native American art from the Tweed Museum of Art Collection. Prior to inviting participants on a walk through the exhibit to share her views about some of the artwork, she will start with an introduction about her background, followed by her thoughts on contemporary Native art past and present./p>



Wendy Lee Savage is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Nation, Lake Superior Band, and Fond du Lac Reservation. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Her Master's degree in Education through the College of St. Scholastica is presently in progress.


Ms. Savage is a multicultural educator, consultant, and independent curator of the art and artists of the Ojibwe culture of this region. She has used her background in art to develop a culture-specific curriculum. She has served as an art consultant to Fond du Lac Reservation Group Home, Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth Art Institute, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Minnesota Program Inc., and Northern Pine Girl Scouts. She has taught at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet and the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she is a professor emeritus.


Ms. Savage has worked as a curator as well as an assistant curator. She curated the exhibition Many Hands: Contemporary Art of the Anishinabeg in 1996 for the Duluth Art Institute. In 1998, she curated the Ombi Mazini-Kamigiwin for Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth.


Her own works of art have been displayed and awarded at both local and international levels. Her art has been exhibited in northern Minnesota at the Tweed Museum of Art; Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Duluth Art Institute; The Ojibwe Art Expo in Bemidji; the Plains Art Museum in Moorhead Minnesota; and in Cuba. She has participated in exhibitions in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Raven Gallery, the First Peoples Gallery, and at the American Indian Contemporary Art in San Francisco, CA. In 1997, Ms. Savage was an invited artist for the Tweed Museum of Art exhibition in Cuba. Ms. Savage has also designed and stenciled the multi-million dollar expansion of the Fond du Lac Reservation's Min-no-aya-win Human Service Center. Her most current commission was to create paintings for the Fond du Lac Reservation's $14 million health clinic in Duluth.










122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Family Day with Alison Aune and Anne Labovitz 

October 6, 2018

1-3 pm


The Tweed Museum of Art invites families to join in the fun to meet and make art with Anne Labovitz, artist, Alison Aune, Art Education professor in the School of Fine Arts at UMD, and thirteen students, currently enrolled in the Art in Elementary Education program at UMD. This is a free community event that offers families the opportunity to create art related to 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders, a new exhibition by Anne Labovitz that seeks to promote peace and understanding across cultures. The artist conducted 60 Skype interviews with citizens and mayors from each of the Duluth Sister Cities International Organization, namely Thunder Bay, Canada; Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan; Vxj, Sweden; Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara Isumi-City, Japan. Participants will be able to view the works created in each of the cities and, in turn, create artwork based on this project.






Tweed Sponsored Event

"Not Afraid To Look" Making Art That Speaks Truth To Power

October 13, 2018 11:30 pm

Kirby Rafters

Free and open to the public


Join sculptor Charles Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Nation-Kul Wicasa Oyate) with Alicia Rencountre-Da Silva (Mestiza and Muisca) on Saturday, October 13 at 11:30 in the Kirby Rafters to talk about the monument and how sculpture can be one of the ways communities come together.


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122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Art Teachers Workshop & Reception  

October 14, 2018

1-3:30 pm





Greenlight New Music Festival Performance

October 15, 2018 7:30-8:30 pm

Tweed Museum of Art

Free and open to the public


The Department of Music at UMD is offering a concert at the Tweed Museum of Art, as part of a modern classical concert series.






Tweevening: Quiet Simplicity: The Paintings of David Ericson with Peter Spooner

October 16, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm
Tweed Museum of Art
Free and open to the public


Peter Spooner will join us to lead participants through the upstairs Court Gallery to present the five David Ericson paintings currently on view in the exhibition Quiet Simplicity: Life in 19th and 20th Century America. Spooner is well-versed in the art of David Ericson, as he curated an exhibition of works by the artist at Tweed and contributed to the development of the exhibition’s catalog entitled David Ericson Always Returning: The Life and Work of a Duluth Cultural Icon, published in 2005.


Spooner will share his knowledge on the artist and paintings on view, namely: Salting the Sheep, 1889; Morning of Life, 1907; Etaples, France, n.d.; Woman at Dressing Table, ca. 1930-1939; and Untitled (Plowing), n.d.



Peter Spooner is a freelance curator, writer, and art appraiser who currently teaches at the College of St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. He was Curator of the Tweed Museum of Art from 1994 to 2012. Spooner has organized a number of group exhibitions and catalogues around art and science themes, including Botanica and The Mathematical Instinct, which traveled extensively in the U.S. At the Tweed Museum of Art, he worked with historical European and American collections. He has developed groundbreaking projects and publications researching little-known American artists, among them Gilbert Munger, David Ericson, and Sr. Mary Charles McGough, and he has organized the travel for the Tweed Museum's French Barbizon and 19th century American collections to Japan and Italy.





Tweed Museum Members' Event

Cocktail and reception hour with artist Anne Labovitz 

October 25, 2018

5-6 pm


Tweed Museum members and donors are invited to join artist Anne Labovitz who is exhibiting her collaborative work in 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders.


Our patrons will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet the artist.






122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Opening Reception, PUBLIC WELCOME 

October 25, 2018

6-8 pm


Tweed Museum members and donors are invited to join artist Anne Labovitz who is exhibiting her collaborative work in 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders.


Our patrons will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet the artist.






122 Conversations Gallery Talk with Anne Labovitz

November 10, 2018

1:30-2:30 pm


Anne Labovitz will join us at the Tweed Museum to give a talk about this six-year artist-led project, that she conducted in collaboration with the Tweed Museum of Art and the Duluth Sister Cities International organization..


Join the artist to learn more about this social engagement project that endeavors to bring understanding across cultures through hands-on art-making, interviews via Skype with citizens of Duluth Sister Cities, and traveling the exhibition to each site. The exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art is the culminating event that represents the elements from each city--participatory artworks, photographs, video and documentation--, including Labovitz's paintings inspired by each participating country.








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