Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona

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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 C├ęzanne, 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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  • August 14, 2017
    The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is an, absolute, MUST SEE! ! ! It is non-pretentious. You do not need to be an art aficionado to appreciate this gem. It is well worth the cost of admission.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Great art with many French Impressionist and marine themed works. From an art teacher of thirty-five years, worth a visit!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I am a traveling IB/GYN (drcathylbagleydotcom) visiting the Minnesota Marine Art Museum briefly today. It is pleasantly tucked away in a quiet, remote part of town with ample parking and scenery locat...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    Holy cow, I've lived in Rochester for over 15 years and how am I just finding out about this place? Truly a hidden find. They have some less famous works by very famous artists, which for only a 45 minute drive was amazing to see. Plus admission is reasonable. I'm going to start watching their website for the traveling exhibits! If you haven't been here, you need to go!
  • February 6, 2017
    This place is really cool, a hidden gem for the Midwestern nautical aficionado I'd even say. Not a huge collection, and not hugely diverse, in relation to style of art, but holy cow, what they've got is some top notch art by extremely accomplished and well known painters (mostly oil paintings), mix with a few lesser known works. Gorgeous building, inside and out. Absolutely worth a trip! We made the trek down on a Sunday from the twin cities for a little change of scenery and it was a great day.
  • July 9, 2017
    Lots of history through various arts. Great displays & lots of interesting finds. Modern friendly & clean.
  • May 31, 2017
    A surprisingly great art museum. How good? They have an original "Washington Crossing the Delaware"
  • February 9, 2017
    A jewel of a museum. World-class art in a beautiful building. Big enough to make it worthwhile, and yet small enough to be accessible and not overwhelming. Don't miss it if you are in Winona; it's a beautiful drive to get to if you're elsewhere.

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