One of the finest collections of art in the region, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) offers unique, regular programming for toddlers through seniors. From Toddler Tuesdays to adult lectures and workshops, to the SPARK! program for adults living with memory loss, there are ongoing opportunities available to engage everyone in the community — often for free or at a very low cost. Upstream with artist Anna Metcalfe is one such chance to learn, engage and explore.
Community members are invited to tea with Metcalfe at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum on Saturday, October 28. Please come and share tea and treats while discussing an art project about the Mississippi River called Upstream. Each participant will be invited to drink tea and share a story about life along the Mississippi River with the artist and other participants using a handmade traveling tea set. In exchange for your stories, you will have the opportunity to take a handmade cup home with you as a river souvenir. Tea will be served at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free, but you must reserve a times by calling 507-474-6626 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tea will be held outside on MMAM’s riverwalk, so please dress accordingly.
Metcalfe works in the intersection of public art, social engagement and craft. She makes work inspired by water, agriculture, food and community. Metcalfe is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 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.
There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, a nonprofit art museum that engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. It is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona and is surrounded by acres of native prairie gardens along the Mississippi River. Gallery and MMAM Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information about MMAM is available at www.mmam.org.