The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) features an art collection of historical significance uncommon to America’s mid-sized museums, and an ambitious roster of temporary exhibitions and programs relating to “great art inspired by water.” Perched on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River and surrounded by acres of native gardens, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum first opened its doors to the public in 2006. The MMAM’s focus on “art inspired by water” relates to the local and regional community’s maritime heritage, being situated in one of America’s great historic river towns. Museum collections include historical marine art, Hudson River School and Luminist works, a substantial Impressionist collection, modern works by Picasso, Matisse, and O’Keeffe, and over 400 sculptures by contemporary folk artists Leo and Marilyn Smith.
The Museum is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona, Minnesota. More information can be found by visiting www.minnesotamarineart.org.