Best Bets: Museum reopening includes politics, the Range and realism
As the Tweed Museum of Art reopens after months of facility upgrades, part of the celebration includes three openings: “All This is True” featuring politically-minded work by Sue Coe and Warrington Colescott, Jeffrey T. Larson’s “Domestic Space” and Vance Gellert’s “Iron Country.”
The Colescott & Coe show nods to the political season with still-relevant works from four decades. Pieces include Colescott’s “At the Gun Shop,” from 1992 that spoke to culture’s guns and ammo craze. Coe considers “Healthcare Not Warfare” with work from 1991.
Larson is a classically-trained artist and Two Harbors native. The exhibition, his first at the Tweed, is a collection of realist paintings, including portraits, still life and plein air. Expect intense colors.
“Iron Country” is about the people and environment of the Iron Range. Gellert took photographs from Coleraine, Eveleth, Hibbing and Virginia in 2011. He studied the mining industry, Ojibwe culture and the immigrants who came from 43 nations.
Tweed Museum of Art exhibition openings (and grand reopening) is 6-8 p.m. today at the Tweed, at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Free, open to the public.