The Museum functions as an innovative cultural catalyst in the Upper Midwest Region by collecting and interpreting art from around the world and developing exhibitions and programs for education in the arts. The Museum Store offers a unique selection of art books, posters, cards, jewelry, gifts, and children's items. Guided tours of the exhibitions are available and may be arranged by calling the Museum at least two weeks in advance. Nineteenth century modern and contemporary American works of art in painting, sculpture, ceramic, works on paper and photography. The permanent collection reflects artistic activity from a cross-cultural perspective, representing artists from the region, the nation and around the world. In addition to its permanent collections, the museum features special temporary exhibitions curated by Tweed staff or on loan from other institutions. No admission fee is charged but donations are welcome and suggested at the rate of $5/family, $2/individuals, $1/seniors, children and students free.