Exhibition Locations & Events

Perlman Teaching Museum
Weitz Center for Creativity
Events and Museum Hours

Opening Reception and Family Day
March 31, 2012, 2-5 p.m.

Mon. - Wed. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thurs. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Exhibition Locations

August 23 – October 23, 2011:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812.

November 21, 2011 - January 27, 2012:
Hillstrom Museum of Art
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082.

March 30 – May 13, 2012:
Perlman Teaching Museum
Weitz Center for Creativity
Carleton College
320 Third Street
Northfield, MN 55057.

Directions to Perkman Teaching Museum, Weitz Center for Creativity

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MMAA at the Tweed Museum of Art

Our Treasures features works that highlight the American landscape, people, and major developments in American art of the 20th century. It includes landscapes, portraits, and abstractions by such noted artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Paul Manship, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, George Morrison, and Warren MacKenzie, among others. Regional themes such as the Native American experience and our Midwest roots and heritage will be featured in this exhibition.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a 84-page, full-color catalog, with essays on each work in the exhibition, authored by a variety of distinguished art historians both in Minnesota and throughout the country.  It also includes an essay about the history of the development of the MMAA collection. Online interactive features are available through this portal.  Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to pick up a fun “scavenger hunt” brochure geared towards families and kids.


“During this time of transition in the life of the MMAA,” says executive director Kristin Makholm, “our great collection is the institution’s standard bearer, the life blood that connects the rich history and legacy of St. Paul’s art museum to audiences of the present.  It is a valued yet underappreciated resource that deserves to be known and appreciated by people across the state, and we’re eager to get it on the road.” This statewide touring exhibition brings the best of this remarkable collection to new audiences throughout the state. For more information about the Minnesota Museum of American Art visit: www.mmaa.org.


Although it includes 30,000 square feet of new construction, the history and heart of the Weitz Center for Creativity reside in the former Northfield Middle School building, located on Union Street just south of Nutting House. The vacant building was purchased by Carleton in early 2005.


From its earliest inception, the Weitz Center for Creativity was imagined as much more than an arts building. While it does create much-needed new exhibit and performance spaces, the Weitz Center’s true mission is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity - not only in the arts, but across the entire curriculum.


Many exhibits, performances, and movie screenings in these new spaces are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Weitz Center for Creativity: