Duluth’s rugged exterior can leave people with the common misperception that there isn’t much else to do here other than hiking, biking, skiing, and experiencing the outdoors. In reality, though, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, Duluth has a thriving cultural center, which features an extraordinary level of fine and performance art. From performances at the Duluth Enterntainment Convention Center (DECC) and smaller performances at local venues like the recently reopened NorShore Theatre, to the exciting world of fine arts at the Tweed Museum of Art and local studios, there’s plenty of other things to see and do in Duluth. Come visit us at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Duluth, and see a whole new side of this rugged city on the shores of Lake Superior.
The Latest at the Tweed Museum of Art
The Tweed Museum of Art, located at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is an invaluable cultural resource to the area, and only a 30 minute walk/10 minute drive from our Inn. Their permanent collection features over 11,000 works of art which represent a range of cultures and periods of art history. The building in which the museum is housed was dedicated in 1958, though the collection was curated as early as the 1920’s by founders George P. and Alice Tweed. The Tweed Museum of Art currently has three exhibitions on display, in addition to one digital exhibit, which features a variety of their permanent collection. The current exhibits are:
- Anne Labovitz: 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders. This exhibit will be on display until January 6, 2019, and celebrates the combined 122 years of relationship with Duluth’s five sister Cities: Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan, Växjö, Sweden, Petrozavodsk, Russia, Thunder Bay, Canada and Ohara Isumi-City, Japan. The project is a catalyst for positive social change, one individual at a time. On November 10, the museum will host an artist talk for this exhibit.
- The Chance exhibit by artist Kathy McTavish is entering its final days. The exhibit closes at the end of October, 2018, and has been popular over the past year. The exhibit itself is a synergetic installation that combines image and sound to create a multi-sensory experience. It features a landscape of painted walls and multi-channel sound, both of which encloses the viewer and leads to an incredible and immersive art experience.
- The Quiet Simplicity exhibit, on display until early spring 2019, highlights works by some of the most beloved artists in the Tweed Museum’s permanent collection of American paintings from the 19th and 20th century. Among the most well-loved artists in this exhibition are Luther Emerson Van Gorder, David Ericson, and Helen Turner.
- Enjoy browsing through some of the featured works of Tweed’s permanent collection in their digital exhibit.
On the way back to the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast for the evening, stop and enjoy dinner at the nearby Tavern on the Hill, which features a delicious assortment of locally-sourced ingredients. This winter, give yourself the opportunity to rest, relax, and get cozy at our luxury Duluth Bed and Breakfast. You won’t regret a second of your time spent in this incredible city. Book your room today!