Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN




Regional Masters of Watercolor: Highlights from the Collection

March 21 - April 30, 2000


Members of the Lake Superior Watercolor Society, in collaboration with museum staff, selected the works seen in the Lecture and Balcony Galleries from among hundreds of watercolor paintings in the permanent collection of the Tweed Museum of Art. The exhibition presents outstanding examples of watercolor painting by artists from the region, or who have worked in the region. Many of these artists have been or are mentors to the area's present generation of watercolor painters. (left: Harold Gregor (b. 1930), Illinois Colorscape #45, 1995, watercolor on paper, 28 1/2 x 43 inches, Collection Tweed Museum of Art, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Purchase Fund; right: Knute Heldner (1886-1952), View of Park Point, n.d., watercolor on board, 12 1/2 x 14 inches, Collection Tweed Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Theresa M. Wood)

Known as Community Curators Projects, smaller exhibitions and installations like this will be seen throughout the museum during its 50th Anniversary in the Year 2000. These projects allow community members the ability to access the museum's collections, and to respond to them by selecting certain items for display, usually in conjunction with other planned exhibitions. For example, Robert Repinski's Community Curator's Project, on view through April 2nd, 2000 uses a group of collection objects to respond to the notion of seriality and repeated imagery found in prints in the Works on Paper, Part II exhibition. (left: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Winter Late Afternoon, 1916, watercolor on paper, 19 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches, Collection Tweed Museum of Art, Sax Brothers Purchase Fund; right: Millard Sheets (1907-1989), Brule River, Minnesota, 1952, watercolor on paper, 23 x 31 inches, Collection Tweed Museum of Art, Patrons and Subscribers Fund Purchase)

Regional Masters of Watercolor coincides with an exhibition of work by members of the Lake Superior Watercolor Society at the Duluth Art Institute March 21 through May 7, 2000.

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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