Minnesota Marine Art Museum

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Minnesota Marine Art Museum 2017.jpg
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum from the east
Established July 27, 2006
Location 800 Riverview Drive
Winona, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°03′32″N 91°39′25″W / 44.059°N 91.657°W / 44.059; -91.657Coordinates: 44°03′32″N 91°39′25″W / 44.059°N 91.657°W / 44.059; -91.657
Type Art museum
Website www.mmam.org

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is an art museum in Winona, Minnesota, United States, specializing in marine art. 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.

History[edit]

The 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.[1][2] Expansions to the museum were completed in 2009, 2013, and 2014.[3]

Collection[edit]

Claude Monet's La Seine à Vétheuil is among the works displayed by the MMAM.

The museum's focus is on marine and maritime art and artists' relationship with water.[4] Notable artists with works featured at the Museum include Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, and Vincent van Gogh.[5]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Krotz, David (7 September 2005). "Minnesota Marine Art Museum to house pieces of 'unbelievable quality'". Winona Daily News. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Abbe, Mary (28 April 2014). "Winona's Minnesota Marine Art Museum launches $1.9M expansion". Star Tribune. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "New Gallery At Winona's Marine Art Museum". WCCO. Associated Press. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Abbe, Mary (17 September 2013). "Marine Art Museum brings world-class art to Winona, Minn., pop 27,000". Star Tribune. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Abbe, Mary (24 March 2015). "'Washington Crossing the Delaware' lands in Winona museum". Star Tribune. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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