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Published July 05, 2010, 01:37 PM

Current exhbits at the Tweed

Brave, Strong, True: Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations

May 25 – September 12, 2010

The Potlatch Corp./Northwest Paper Co. ran one of the most successful business-to-business ad campaigns of the 1930s. Potlatch began using the image and reputation of the famed Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to sell the company’s printing papers. In 1981, the Potlatch Corporation donated 374 of its famed “Mountie” illustrations to the Tweed Museum of Art, where they are preserved and made available in exhibitions.

You and Yours: Images of Family — A Curatorial Project by Patricia Briggs

June 13 – October 17, 2010

The Tweed Museum of Art is pleased to announce its newest exhibition: You and Yours: Images of Family. Conceived by art historian and curator Patricia Briggs, this exhibition is the result of her exploration

into the Tweed Museum Collection. You and Yours: Images of Family presents

classic images of family alongside contemporary artists’ explorations of this universal, yet often idealized, theme.” Participating artists are George Cochrane (Brooklyn, NY), Amy DiGennaro (Minneapolis), Ana Lois-Borzi

(Minneapolis, born Argentina), Xavier Tavera (Minneapolis), and Katherine Yuksel (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Video works in the exhibition are by Monica Haller, Brendan Leahy, Gudrun Lock and Peter McLarnan of Minneapolis, and Jennifer Steensma Hoag (Grand Rapids, MI).

Entertaining the Gods:Yarn Paintings of the Mexican Huichol

June 22 – December 20, 2010

The new exhibition of symbolic paintings made with colorful strands of yarn, by native Huichol (WEE-chol) people of Mexico. Bright, bold and joyful, they originally functioned as aids to spiritual leaders, as they communicated between the Gods of the Huichol peyote religion and earthly


The works in this exhibition are drawn from a set of twenty-four Huichol yarn paintings which were donated to the Tweed Museum of Art in 2009, by a generous private patron.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Free and open to the public, the Tweed Museum of Art is located in Ordean Court on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Museum hours are Tues. 9am-8pm, Wed.-Fri.9am-4:30, Sat. and Sun. 1-5pm.

For more information about the Tweed Museum of Art and its programs, call

218-726-8222 or visit