Beginning on Tuesday, June 4th and running through July 23rd, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is proud to present Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists.
This is a nationally touring exhibition with its grand finale at the MMAM, which is also its only tour location in Middle America. This major, competitive exhibition is the second in the MMAM’s 2013 Painting Series, and features the work of over 100 contemporary marine artists from across America. On display are numerous paintings as well as scrimshaw and sculptural works. Exhibited artworks include some of the best representative pieces from this membership organization, which consists of 570 accomplished member artists and Fellows. It is the first time that Winona’s art museum has had the distinction of displaying the exhibition.
MMAM Executive Director, Andrew Maus, said, “The marine art tradition is centuries old, but there are new artists out there who are either adhering to it, challenging it, or innovating it. This exhibition is very exciting for us to present, not only for its connection to our mission, but because of its quality.”
This exhibition is partially sponsored by the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation. Additional in-kind media support was received by Wisconsin Public Radio.
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.