The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) has expanded its hours for the winter season. At the suggestion of many visitors, the museum will be open Tuesday evenings until 8 pm in addition to its regular hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5pm and Sunday, 11- 5pm. Admission to the museum on Tuesday (January 9) is free from 5 - 8pm. The museum staff looks forward to hosting this event for the people of Winona and encourages people to experience first hand the exhibits about which so many local and regional visitors to the museum have been speaking.
There is still time to see the popular "Impressionism in Marine Art" exhibit, including works by Edward Redfield, William Glackens, Frederick Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer and Claude Monet which continues through February 27.
The Museum, which opened in July 2006, features three major collections of art. The Burrichter/Kierlin Marine Art collection features paintings, watercolors, and three-dimensional marine objects. New pieces have recently been added to the Leo and Marilyn Smith Folk Art Collection of sculptures inspired by the people and the natural environment of the Mississippi River Valley. The rare, historic photographs and maps by Henry Peter Bosse chronicle the Mississippi River in the late nineteenth century. In 2008, the Museum will add the US Army Corps of Engineers' 267-foot dredge William A. Thompson as a permanentexhibit.
For more information on the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, its exhibitions, lectures, artist signings, children's and family programs, and other events, contact Larry Gorrell, Executive Director, at (507) 474-6626 or visit the Museum's website at www.minnesotamarineart.org.