The Winona Daily news has the dish on 4 new paintings that were added to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum‘s collection over the weekend. The museum, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi in Winona, added new works to hang beside the Picassos, Van Gogh, O’Keffee, and more of the western world’s greatest artists.
Reporter Rachel Mergen writes, “Attendees watched with great anticipation as the four newest additions to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s permanent collections were revealed during the museum’s Fall 2019 Fundraiser and Unveiling Sunday evening.”
As is usually the case in MMAM unveilings Mary Burichter and Bob Kierlin offered clues meant to give attendees the chance to guess the identities of the artists before they were revealed to the gasping crowd.
The new paintings were, “Cavallo Fuggente” by Giorgio de Chirico, Edward Mitchel Bannister’s “Rhode Island Afternoon,” “Great Mill Ditch Bridge,” by Max Pechstein, and Emil Nolde’s “Autumn Sea XII (Blue Water, Orange Clouds).”
Mergen also reports that the museum broke a monthly record for attendance in October of 2019, with 4,508 visitors. The museum seems on pace to break previous annual records for 2019. Their Second Saturday events are also providing access for new audiences of art lovers with $1 admission and fun programming. In August the event welcomed 784 visitors (a museum daily record), and in September that record was broken again with 884 attendees.
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