Minnesota Marine Art Museum showcases events


The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is offering a variety of upcoming programs, lectures and workshops that engage adults and youths of all ages in the coming weeks.

On Tuesday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, MMAM will host its monthly “Toddler Tuesday” program. This come-and-go as you please event offers numerous opportunities to engage with toddlers through art activities, playtime and gallery visits. Museum members and parents are free; the cost is $2 for non-member toddlers. 

On Thursday, July 13, from 6-7 p.m., Dr. Robert Cozzolino, the Patrick and Aimee Butler curator of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will deliver a presentation titled “Modernism in the United State: Lessons from Philadelphia and Chicago.” Histories of American modernism are often told from the point of view of New York. Dr. Cozzolino will explore traditions in two prominent cities outside New York to provide an alternate way of looking at the development of American modernism.

Artist and therapist Sarah Johnson uses art as a means of healing in many aspects of her life. In “The Art of Living/Riding the Wave” on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, she will lead an interactive workshop for adults in which attendees will explore the connection between creativity and health. Space is limited; call 507-474-6626 to register. These two adult programs are free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. “Bill” Gautsch.

Also on Saturday, July 15, is “Summer Art-Venture” with Heather Casper from 1-2:30  p.m. For youths ages six and up, this program will allow young students to explore the MMAM’s galleries for inspiration before pulling out the art supplies and making a work of art of their own. “Art-Venture” is free for members and $2 for non-members. This is not a drop-off program, and parents are welcome to participate. Space is limited; call 507-474-6626 to register. 

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.


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