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WHAT: new exhibition, ORPHANS: Tile and Ornamentation from Lost Buildings
WHEN: September 12 -17 and September 26 – November 19, 2006
WHERE: Fairlawn Mansion and Museum, and Tweed Museum of Art


This unique exhibition presents tile and ornamentation salvaged from historic structures in the region, along with photographs of the original buildings. The exhibition is co-organized by Fairlawn Mansion & Museum, Superior, Tweed Museum of Art, UMD and local Handmade Tile Association, with important loans from regional collectors and home owners. Tile has a long and illustrious history as a medium for architectural decoration. The pieces in the current exhibition generally date from 1890 to 1930, and includes tile and ornamentation from, among other buildings, Superior’s Palace Theatre, UMD’s Old Main Building, the Park Point School, Lincoln Park School, Odd Fellows Hall, and the Meyers house.
Along with four other exhibitions which showcase work of contemporary artists making ceramic tiles, ORPHANS is organized in conjunction with Tiles on the Northern Plains, a conference of the Handmade Tile Association and the Tile Heritage Foundation, which takes place in Duluth-Superior and Minneapolis September 10-17. 2006. See and  for information. 



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