$1 admission and special programming
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona, Minnesota, is strengthening its connections to local audiences with Second Saturdays, a new community series that launches on March 10.
The second Saturday of each month from March to October will feature a number of special programs and activities, and museum admission will be just $1 throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be short tours every half hour, art-making projects and other themed activities planned for each month’s program.
The museum is working with Engage Winona and other partners in direct collaboration with the community to co-create programs and imagine new ways to attract wide and deep local audiences to the museum.
To make Second Saturdays a true community event, everyone — especially those who aren’t regular visitors — is invited to share thoughts about the museum, from their favorite works to the barriers that may prevent some from experiencing world-class art in their backyard.
“We are deeply committed to making sure Winonans feel welcome, comfortable and proud of this museum,” said Executive Director Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree, “and want to ensure that our community has a voice in how we serve our neighbors and families.”
Visit mmam.org or follow the museum on social media for more information and to check out opportunities to co-create this exciting new series.
The museum is thrilled to offer this new programming 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 organizations and their communities.
“The competitive nature of this grant makes it even more rewarding to be chosen,” said Heather Casper, the museum’s curator of education.
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 is to engage visitors in meaningful visual arts experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.