There are big things happening in the arts community of Winona this winter! Beginning on Thursday, January 3rd, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will have on display The Art of Rockwell Kent: Images from a Wandering Man.
A maritime wanderlust at heart, Kent was an artist, illustrator, builder, writer, and political activist who gained fame for his illustrations for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1929). Kent was fiercely independent, and his fascinating life, outlook, and travels served as ample inspiration for his robust and complex artistic career.
The exhibition includes a variety of original works of art, most of which are on loan from the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY, a museum that holds the most complete collection of Kent’s work in the United States.
Kent also lived in Winona, MN, for a brief period 100 years ago. The Art of Rockwell Kent is a part of a Centennial Celebration of this great artist which includes substantial exhibitions and programs at the Winona County History Center, Theatre du Mississippi, Winona State University, St. Mary’s University, and more. For more information about this large celebration, visit www.RockwellKentWinona.org. The Art of Rockwell Kent is generously sponsored by Winona National Bank, who also contributed a sponsorship to the Centennial Celebration.
There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, a nonprofit art museum and educational center supported by over 1,000 members, donors, granters and sponsors. It is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona and is surrounded by acres of native gardens along the Mississippi River. Gallery and MMAM Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm. For more information about the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, visit www.minnesotamarineart.org.