Unique opportunities at MMAM in May


The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will host three unique events in the coming weeks, offering visitors a variety of ways to engage at the museum.

On Thursday, May 23, from 5:30-8 p.m., the popular Night Out at MMAM returns. This event is purely social; it is an opportunity for a date night, a night out with friends, or to meet new people while enjoying the museum over cocktails and snacks. Night Out at MMAM offers museum-goers a relaxed social environment to experience the museum’s amazing collections and exhibitions. Admission is $11 and includes your first drink. No RSVPs are required. Looking for child care while enjoying Night Out at MMAM? Drop your kids off in the Oberton Education Room at MMAM to eat pizza, play and create from 5:30-7 p.m. RSVP is required for child care and the cost is $5 per child. Please register for child care by calling 507-474-6626 by May 19, or email

Join Preston Cook for a book signing of the new title, “American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem,” on Saturday, May 25, from 2-4 p.m. at MMAM. In 2018, MMAM hosted an exhibition featuring eagles in American culture from the collection of Preston Cook and the National Eagle Center. Cook has recently published an extensive book featuring some of the over 25,000 items in his collection. No admission is required for this event, and the book will be available for purchase in the MMAM Store.

Minnesota artist Alec Soth is one of the most celebrated, awarded, and acclaimed photographers working today. His award-winning book and exhibition, “Sleeping by the Mississippi,” is on display now at MMAM and explores the landscape of the Mississippi River and people living along its banks. Soth will lead a talk on Thursday, May 30, from 6-7 p.m., titled “From Here to There,” where he will discuss his work and his evolution as an artist. There will be a book signing to follow. The event is free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. “Bill” Gautch. Space is limited, and registration is required by calling 507-474-6626 or emailing

MMAM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization owned by its members. MMAM’s mission is to engage visitors in meaningful visual arts experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.


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