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Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is an art museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota. The MMAM features five galleries of world-class art and artifacts including impressionism and Hudson River School paintings, marine art, folk art sculptures and traveling exhibits. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Museum is located in a unique, turn-of-the-century-style building and landscaped with over 60,000 native plants.HistoryThe Minnesota Marine Art Museum opened on July 27, 2006, with an initial collection contributed by Winona couple Mary Burrichter and Bob Kierlin, founder of Fastenal. Expansions to the museum were completed in 2009, 2013, and 2014.CollectionThe Museum's focus is on marine and maritime art and artists' relationship with water. Notable artists with works featured at the Museum include Paul CĂ©zanne, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, and Vincent van Gogh.One of two surviving versions of Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze was acquired in 2014 for the MMAM. This version of the painting, the third and final version created by Leutze, is a smaller scale version which most recently was on display at the White House prior to its acquisition by the MMAM.
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  • We enjoyed visiting the Art Museum. The staff is very knowledgeable. Our favorite painting was Washington Crossing the Delaware. 
  • What a find! Excellent private museum (based on a local collection) covering everything from impressionists to local artists with a "water" theme. Well-designed galleries, nice collection, eclectic se...  read more »
  • When compared to the huge museums I have had the opportunity to visit here in the U.S. and throughout Europe, this museum is well laid out and contains works from world masters. Artists include Winslo...  read more »
  • Beautiful collection and location—this is truly a gem along the Mississippi! Jon and staff go out of their way to welcome guests and showcase their world class collection. The gardens and building are well kept and my overall experience was delightful! I will definitely be back!
  • Great museum offering lots of local insights.
  • Some amazing art here with great rotating exhibits
  • We went to Winona for a wedding and fell in love with this gem of a museum. Not to be missed. Water in its many guises is at the core of this remarkable collection.
  • Gorgeous permanent collection from a variety of schools combined with an eclectic mix of traveling shows. I rave about this museum to everyone when I talk about Winona.
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