What Type of Art can you Discover in Duluth on a One Day Tour?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 9:04am.

Glensheen Historic Estate - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glensheen.JPG

Duluth is full of heritage and arts and you can take a historic journey in one day and discover it all. Just start at the Tweed Museum of Art to see works from the 19th century French Barnizon School, European painting collections from the 13th-18th century and American Impressionist paintings.

Then stop by the St. Louis Country Heritage and Arts Center, the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and then to the Glensheen Historic Estate. In only one day you’ll have experienced all types of art found in Duluth. Here is a look at how to take the tour.

Tweed Museum of Art – 1201 Ordean Court, Duluth

Located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, the Tweed Museum of Art is a great place to start on your art tour of Duluth. The museum features 13th-18th century European paintings like Moonrise by Charles-Francois Daubigny and The Uphill Road by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The museum also features works of the 19th century French Barbizon School and American Impressionist paintings.

St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center – 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth

Next stop on your tour should be to the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. Inside are 4 museums and 8 organizations. The best railroad museum in the country is inside called the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and you can check out the Duluth Art Institute.

The Art Institute features dynamic, innovative arts programming while promoting active community participation with galleries available every day. Check out exhibitions, special events and activities appreciating photography, watercolor, paintings, drawings and more.

Glensheen Historic Estate - 3300 London Road, Duluth

Make a final stop at the Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth. It’s a mansion featuring a beautiful waterfront where you’ll “Feel the Presence of the Past.” It’s a 39-room estate with original custom designed furnishings. The mansion was built with 20th century craftsmanship and it’s now featured as a historic museum containing letters by Clara and a top hat of Chester Congdon’s.

Take this tour through Duluth to experience the heritage and arts of the city.

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