The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is hosting its June Second Saturday program on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second Saturday’s at MMAM offer $1 admission for all and a variety of activities for all ages based around a theme. June’s theme is Eagle Extravaganza, to celebrate the exhibition Eagles over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center’s Collection of Eagles in American Culture, which is the first public exhibition of the National Eagle Center’s immense and extraordinary collection relating the story of the American eagle in American culture.
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha will be at MMAM with a live bald eagle from 12-4 p.m. on June 9. Come meet one of the National Eagle Center’s resident eagle ambassadors and learn all about eagles in nature, history and culture. Visit with a naturalist educator, take a look at eagle artifacts and have all your questions answered. This experience is great for all ages and cameras are welcome.
Additionally, free, guided tours will be offered every half hour. There will be 30-minute highlight tours, 30-minute eagle-themed tours, a 20-minute tour just for kids, and, new this month, a 20-minute How to Visit a Museum tour, where participants will learn some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of their museum visit.
Participants will also be invited to create a feather from paper using a variety of materials and techniques. Cellist Rachael Dahlgren will perform in the galleries from 11 a.m. to noon. A detailed schedule of events can be found at mmam.org/SecondSaturdays.
This museum is able to offer this program thanks to a prestigious arts access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The highly competitive process encourages arts organizations across the state to invest in programming that creates long-term engagement between arts organizers and their communities. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
MMAM is in its 11th year of operation and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization owned by its members. The museum’s mission in to engage visitors in meaningful visual arts experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. Visit www.mmam.org or follow the museum on social media for more information.