Everybody has a story to tell. On Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s (MMAM) Second Saturday theme is “storytelling,” where you can share your story, create new stories and learn the story behind the artwork in the museum’s collection. July’s event offers $1 admission (MMAM members are free every day), guided tours, art-making activities, live music in the galleries, everyone’s favorite search-and-find game Bingo Overboard! and many storytelling-inspired experiences.
Activities for July’s Second Saturday: storytelling, include a 30-minute highlights tour that offers a brief introduction to the museum’s collections, and a 30-minute tour called “Beyond the Canvas” where you will discover the stories, processes and histories behind your favorite MMAM artwork. There will also be storytelling performances from Great River Shakespeare Festival company members, and family-friendly puppet shows from local puppeteer Dr. Bob. Every Second Saturday incorporates art-making activities connected to the month’s theme. This month, you can create MMAM collection story cards and sew together a custom book to hold your own stories. For more information and for a detailed schedule of events, please visit www.mmam.org/SecondSaturdays.
Second Saturdays is an arts access program with the goal of reducing intimidation and increasing comfortable access to the fine arts for everyone. MMAM developed Second Saturdays to change, expand, and enrich the way the museum connects with the Winona community. MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with the Winona Transit Service Dial-a-Ride. Please call 507-454-6666 to schedule your ride.
Second Saturdays are 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. This highly competitive arts access grant encourages arts organizations across the state to invest in programming that creates long-term engagement between arts organizations and their communities.
Founded in 2006, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to engage visitors in meaningful visual arts experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.