The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is home to one of the most historically significant and unique collections of marine art in the Midwest. Much of the strength of the Museum’s collections lie in European and American works from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Experience selections of 150 years of artwork inspired by the marine environment, and our human relationship with water. Historic artists featured include Winslow Homer, James E. Buttersworth, Alfred Bricher, Abraham Hulk, Hermanus Koekkoek, John Whorf and paintings by contemporary artists Randolph Parker, Keith Reynolds and others.
The second exhibition in the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Mississippi River Series reveals a unique interaction with the River environment – where the River itself is a part of the creative process. The Hand of the River pairs Winona sculptor Leo Smith with Minneapolis fiber and mixed media sculptor Moira Bateman. While each artist’s work is unique in several ways, both Smith and Bateman use natural, Mississippi River-dyed materials in their work. Smith carves wood from virgin white logs recovered from the River. Often, these found materials have been submerged for more than a century, imparting a lovely golden hue to the wood due to minerals and tannins in the water. Bateman deliberately submerges textiles in the River and its adjacent streams, lakes and bogs in order to stain and dye her textiles.
The Great River Shakespeare Festival, a nonprofit, professional Equity theater company has made Winona its home since 2004. The first art quilt was designed and created by GRSF volunteers in 2011. The quilts feature fabric used in costumes and vary in theme and style. Designs for some were inspired by season artwork created by area artists. Winners of the annual quilt raffle own the quilts displayed. The Shakespeare Quilts are on display as a community exhibition in the MMAM’s Oberton Education Room during the run of the 2016 GRSF season from June 22 through July 31. Note: As this exhibition is in the Museum’s active classroom, the exhibition may not be available while the room is in use.
The Art of Fine furniture is an exhibit of studio furniture. The pieces in the exhibit have been created by recognized professional and hobbyist furniture makers. These works have been selected for their quality craftsmanship and artful execution of their unique designs, as well as the recognition of the artists ongoing commitment to the art form. Many of the works in the exhibit have hidden mysteries just waiting to be discovered, while others beckon one to stand back and contemplate the balance of form and function. The Art of Fine Furniture also offers workshops and discussions that are open to the public. The Winona County History Center will once again be the host for The Art of Fine Furniture. With the 2010 Laird Norton addition the history center is a great example of how important the relationship between new and old is and thus making a perfect venue to exhibit modern creations in the age old practice of furniture making.
The Summer Performances Saturdays and Sundays at the Bunnell House. Now through July 24 see “The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell” and July 30 through August 14 see “The Hired Girl Gets Married” Weekend Shows at Noon, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Owned and operated by the Winona County Historical Society. Performances produced in partnership with Theatre du Mississippi.
Enjoy a festive day with family and friends. Our event includes a pancake breakfast, River Run 1k, 5k, 10k, Sidewalk Chalk event, kids activities, Music, Bean Bag Tournament, Sand Volleyball Tourney, Firemen’s Water Fight, Yoga in the Park, Texas Holdem Tournament, Beer Tent, Grand Parade, Duck Derby Race, Food Vendors, Firemen’s Chicken Q, Chainsaw Carver, Kids Pedal Tractor Pull and Bingo
Ten years ago, on July 27, 2006, Minnesota Marine Art Museum opened its doors for the first time. What was once a 3 gallery museum has now grown to include 6 large galleries showcasing everything from contemporary regional artists to groundbreaking artists like Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cole to name just a few. One of the most famous paintings in the world, Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Deleware, now hangs permanently at the MMAM. Without your support the MMAM would not be where it is today, so we invite you to celebrate with us! On Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM we will be open to the public for $1 admission and all membership purchased will be $10 off. Enjoy friendly volunteers in the galleries to help answer any questions and give mini-tours. Whether this will be your first visit or your 100th, we invite you to celebrate with us and hope to see you there!
Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about? Bird Banding records can help us learn how long birds live, where they travel, when and where they migrate and many other interesting facts. Carpenter Nature Center has been banding birds for over 30 years. On the fourth Friday of the month bird banding is open to the public.
There is no program fee, but donations of Bird Seed and Suet are greatly appreciated.
Colorful decorated town with many picture opportunities. Something going on every weekend thru October 23rd. Restaurant specials with German flair, German Parade, Pub Crawl, Pumpkin Derby Race, Kids activities, Art Show, Music under the bridge, Pumpkin Topiary Contest, Scarecrow Contest, and more
5 Seasonal Boutiques are open from September 9th thru October 16 from 9am to 5pm.
Theme Areas: Primitive, seasonal, shabby chic, candles, antiques, jewelry, soaps, lotions, home décor,
Watermelon Festival begins on September 9 thru September 11.
Fun for everyone. Music, free watermelon, parade, beer tent, carnival, softball tournament, Chicken Q, Bingo, Vintage tractor ride, Kids pedal tractor pull, and more