Minnesota Marine Art Museum facts for kids
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum from the east
|Established||July 27, 2006|
|Location||800 Riverview Drive
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is an art museum in Winona, Minnesota, United States, specializing in marine art. The MMAM features five galleries of world-class art and artifacts including impressionism and Hudson River School paintings, marine art, folk art sculptures and traveling exhibits. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the museum is located in a unique, turn-of-the-century-style building and landscaped with over 60,000 native plants.
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum opened on July 27, 2006, with an initial collection contributed by Winona couple Mary Burrichter and Bob Kierlin, founder of Fastenal. Expansions to the museum were completed in 2009, 2013, and 2014.
The museum's focus is on marine and maritime art and artists' relationship with water. Notable artists with works featured at the Museum include Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, and Vincent van Gogh.
One of two surviving versions of Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze was acquired in 2014 for the MMAM. This version of the painting, the third and final version created by Leutze, is a smaller scale version which most recently was on display at the White House prior to its acquisition by the MMAM.
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