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July 2019

2nd Saturday at MMAM: Storytelling

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Activities include MMAM highlights tours, which will introduce you to pieces form our permanent collection, and a ‘Beyond The Canvas’ tour led by MMAM staff members. There will be live music from Billy X and Heidi Geunther Ryan, family-friendly puppet shows from local puppeteer, Dr. Bob, as well as art-making activities including book-making and a storytelling art project, where you will get to help tell the story of what is happening in some of your favorite artworks from the collections.…

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The Art of Conservation with Megan Emery

July 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Join Megan Emery, the Chief Conservator and Senior Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) in Minneapolis, for an informative conversation about the field of Art Conservation. What exactly is Art Conservation? How does it differ from Restoration? These are just a few of the things Megan will discuss while also sharing examples of projects recently completed at MACC: including the conservation of a large-scale painting, a Rembrandt etching, and the treatment of the frame for MMAM’s very…

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August 2019

Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi

August 1, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This groundbreaking photographic series garnered international fame to Alec Soth. This exhibit features portraits and locations along the entire length of the Mississippi River, including the Winona area. Built on the pastoral shore of the Mississippi River and surrounded by swaying native prairie plantings, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum boasts a collection of fine art that rivals even the most cosmopolitan cities.

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Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy

August 1, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This exhibition features recent paintings by Dutch marine painter Maarten Platje showcasing important historic nineteenth-century U.S. naval ships and battles. Platje has a mastery of sailing ships and has sailed the waters depicted in his works. His paintings are richly detailed, technically accurate, and extensively researched to provide a realistic portrayal of historic ships, battles, and events. There will be an opening reception celebrating the exhibition on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  

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Live Music: Ben Weaver

August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Join musician and poet Ben Weaver for a free performance in the galleries of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Ben Weaver is a songwriter and poet who travels by bicycle. He uses his music as a tool to strengthen relationships between people and their local ecosystems. Ben’s most recent project Music For Free saw him riding 3000 miles from Canada to Mexico along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route with his guitar and banjo making stops on the route to…

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2nd Saturday at MMAM: Mighty Mississippi

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Join the Minnesota Marine Art Museum for the August Second Saturday, featuring $1 admission and special themed activities based on August’s theme, ‘Mighty Mississippi’! Our tours for the day include MMAM highlights tours, which will introduce you to pieces from our permanent collection, and a ‘Making Waves: Art Inspired By Water’ tour with MMAM Executive Director, Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree. There will also be live music in the galleries featuring the Bell House Band and the John Paulson Jazz Duo, and everyone’s…

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MMAM Public Tour

August 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Join the MMAM and one of its trained docents on a highlights tour of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum! This tour is included in the cost of admission, and no registration is required.

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September 2019

The Art of Living/Riding the Wave with Sarah Johnson

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Join the MN Marine Art Museum for an interactive program in which we will play with art materials, explore the connections between creativity and health, and what it means to “ride the wave.”  The thought-provoking experiential activities are designed to encourage connections with ourselves and other humans. Each workshop is unique; past themes have focused on acceptance, self compassion, and willingness, among others. Sarah Johnson is a Winonan and human who uses art as a means for healing in many…

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2nd Saturday at MMAM: Artful Paws

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Art is for everyone! Join us on Saturday, September 14, for Second Saturday! MMAM’s monthly $1 admission day features art-making activities, live music, themed tours and much more. September’s theme, Artful Paws, is inspired by the exhibition “Seth Casteel: Underwater Dogs,” opening August 23 at MMAM! #MMAM2ndSaturdays For more information: https://www.mmam.org/calendar2/2019/14/september-second-saturday01 MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with Winona Transit’s Service Dial-a-Ride, between 10am – 5pm on any Second Saturday event. Please call 507-454-6666…

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Slow Art Jam with Heather Casper

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Curator of Education Heather Casper hosts her own slow jam at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, a slow ‘art’ jam. When you take your time with an artwork you make new discoveries. During Slow Art Jam, Casper will lead a facilitated hour-long group conversation while looking at one artwork, allowing participants to observe, discover and drive the conversation. Participants will be taking a long look at Edward Moran’s Commerce of Nations Rendering Homage to Liberty (1876).

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Finding Beauty in Unexpected Places with Barbara Schneider

September 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum welcomes quilt artist Barbara Schneider to lead a free* lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “H2Oh! Art Quilts,” on display at MMAM September 5, 2019 to January 19, 2020.

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October 2019

2nd Saturday at MMAM: Autumn Splendor

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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The second Saturday of each month, MMAM offers:$1 Admission, guided tours, art-making projects, special themed tours & activities, and  live music in the galleries. MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with Winona Transit’s Service Dial-a-Ride, between 10am – 5pm on any Second Saturday event. Please call 507-454-6666 to schedule your ride. 

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November 2019

2nd Saturday at MMAM: Community

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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The second Saturday of each month, MMAM offers:$1 Admission, guided tours, art-making projects, special themed tours & activities, and  live music in the galleries. Join MMAM curators on this 30-minute exploration of the relationships and communities that artists built together. Join local sewist and quilter, Jennifer Sanborn, as she demonstrates her talents as a quilt and fabric artist. You can find Jennifer on Saturday, in the H2Oh! Art Quilts exhibition gallery. MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the…

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Mystery at MMAM

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Mystery at MMAM is an interactive, live theater event that takes place in the galleries of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The Narrator opens the evening by introducing the story and cast – characters created from the painted canvases of MMAM’s collection. After the intro, participants attempt to solve the Mystery by asking the actors questions. At the evening’s end, the culprit is revealed, and those who solved the who, what, and where of the crime have a chance of…

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The Art of Living/Riding the Wave with Sarah Johnson

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

An interactive program in which includes playing with art materials, exploring the connections between creativity and health, and what it means to “ride the wave.” The thought-provoking experiential activities are designed to encourage connections with ourselves and other humans. Each workshop is unique; past themes have focused on acceptance, self compassion, and willingness, among others. Sarah Johnson is a Winonan and human who uses art as a means for healing in many aspects of her life, both professionally and personally.

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Mystery at MMAM

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Mystery at MMAM is an interactive, live theater event that takes place in the galleries of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The Narrator opens the evening by introducing the story and cast – characters created from the painted canvases of MMAM’s collection. After the intro, participants attempt to solve the Mystery by asking the actors questions. At the evening’s end, the culprit is revealed, and those who solved the who, what, and where of the crime have a chance of…

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December 2019

2nd Saturday at MMAM: The Gift of Art

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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The second Saturday of each month, MMAM offers:$1 Admission, guided tours, art-making projects, special themed tours & activities, and  live music in the galleries. MMAM is pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with Winona Transit’s Service Dial-a-Ride, between 10am – 5pm on any Second Saturday event. Please call 507-454-6666 to schedule your ride.

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January 2020

H2OH! Art Quilts

January 1, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Manipulating fabric and fabric-like materials, quilt artists interpret water as one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in H2Oh! Art Quilts. This exhibition features 34 unique pieces created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt.

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Toddler Tuesday

January 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until April 14, 2020

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This busy morning will engage you and your toddler in a variety of ways. Expect to do some themed art projects, explore the galleries, play and snack. Toddler Tuesday allows you to engage with your toddler through hands on activity.

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Shutterbug Redux, Reuse, Recycle: The Photographs of David Tewes

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Photographer and scholar Drake Hokanson will explore the delightful color photographs of Minnesota shutterbug David Tewes in the 1940s and 1950s in the context of that exuberant era. And he will provide some ideas about what to do with that inevitable box of old photographs in your closet.

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The Art of Living/Riding the Wave with Sarah Johnson

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Explore the connections between creativity and health, and what it means to “ride the wave.” The thought-provoking experiential activities are designed to encourage connections with ourselves and other humans. Each workshop is unique; past themes have focused on acceptance, self compassion, and willingness, among others.

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February 2020

Oh, Canada!

February 3, 2020 - February 27, 2020
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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  Oh, Canada! features art and artists exploring the people, maritime history, and incredible landscapes of Canada. Included are works by Donald Curley, Jack Gray, Luther Pokrant, Randolph Parker, Christopher Walker, and Robert Glenn. Also featured is a new painting by contemporary master Len Tantillo, Quebec City, c. 1748, depicting this important maritime center and one of the oldest European settlements in North America.  

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2nd Saturday at MMAM: Love Struck

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Second Saturdays is an arts access program with the goal of reducing intimidation and increasing comfortable access to the fine arts for everyone. MMAM developed this program to change, expand and enrich the way we connect with our community in Winona, Minnesota. MMAM is enriching its understanding of Winona and tailoring aspects of our programming to help sustain life-long access to the museum. This month’s 2nd Saturday’s theme is: Exploring the Ways Love and Art Connect!

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Toddler Tuesday

February 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until April 14, 2020

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This busy morning will engage you and your toddler in a variety of ways. Expect to do some themed art projects, explore the galleries, play and snack. Toddler Tuesday allows you to engage with your toddler through hands on activity.

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March 2020

Toddler Tuesday

March 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until April 14, 2020

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This busy morning will engage you and your toddler in a variety of ways. Expect to do some themed art projects, explore the galleries, play and snack. Toddler Tuesday allows you to engage with your toddler through hands on activity.

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April 2020

Shutterbug: The Mid-Century Photography of David Tewes

April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This exhibition features the found photography of World World II veteran and Hutchinson, Minnesota native David Tewes. After Tewes’ death in 1991, his family discovered a large collection of his Kodachrome photographic slides taken between 1944 and 1955 of his native Minnesota and his travels across America. This is the first ever public exhibition of his personal snapshots.

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May 2020

MMAM: Gregory Euclide: Observation Infiltration

May 1, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Gregory Euclide creates unique paintings, sculptures, dioramas, and mixed media installation pieces exploring landscapes, water, and the collision of nature and mankind. He uses a variety of found objects, both natural and artificial, to explore humankind’s impact on the natural world. Euclide invites us to explore worlds where he blends real and imagined images, objects, and materials to evoke feelings of nostalgia, question the reality of the present moment, and provide a look toward the future  

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June 2020

2nd Saturdays at MMAM: Paint the Rainbow: A Celebration of Color

June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Second Saturdays is an arts access program with the goal of reducing intimidation and increasing comfortable access to the fine arts for everyone. MMAM developed this program to change, expand and enrich the way we connect with our community in Winona, Minnesota. MMAM is enriching its understanding of Winona and tailoring aspects of our programming to help sustain life-long access to the museum.

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August 2020

MMAM: Christy Lee Rogers: Baroque Water Worlds

August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Hawaii native Christy Lee Rogers creates beautiful, complex, and colorful images of people underwater. Her fluid compositions, choreography, costumes, dramatic lighting, and bold colors make her large-scale digital images appear like 17th century Baroque paintings. Her work is exhibited globally and she is the winner of the 2019 Sony World Photographer of the Year award.

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2nd Saturdays at MMAM: Shaping Waters: The Mighty Mississippi (Virtual Event)

August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Inspired by our collections, exhibitions, local artists, and talented staff and volunteers, virtual Second Saturdays will offer some of our favorite components of the on-site program that you can do at home, plus some interactive elements that we could only offer online! MMAM invites you to explore this great river through a variety of online activities you can enjoy in your home.  These activities will go live on August 8.   

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September 2020

MMAM: Mark Herman: Landmarks

September 1, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Mark Herman creates digital images and fine art prints of Minnesota’s favorite natural and manmade landmarks in his distinctive, colorful, and vintage-poster-inspired style. His prints feature beloved locations such as Lake Superior, the North Shore, the Mississippi River, many of Minnesota’s favorite lakes, as well as images of popular parks, iconic buildings, boats, and bridges. www.numericpress.com  

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October 2020

2nd Saturdays at MMAM: On Cloud Nine: Exploring the Skies & Landscapes of MMAM (Virtual Event)

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Second Saturdays is an arts access program with the goal of reducing intimidation and increasing comfortable access to the fine arts for everyone. MMAM developed this program to change, expand and enrich the way we connect with our community. MMAM is enriching its understanding of Winona and tailoring aspects of our programming to help sustain life-long access to the museum.

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November 2020

Riding the Wave Virtual Event

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Join us for an innovative, virtual Ride the Wave series with Sarah Johnson. This interactive program typically meets in person, and offers an opportunity to play with art materials, explore the connections between creativity and health, and explore what it means to “ride the wave.” The thought-provoking experiential activities are designed to encourage connections with ourselves and other humans. In order to offer this program safely for all, we are switching to a two part online format. On Saturday, November…

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December 2020

2nd Saturdays: Art Lore–Storytelling through Art (Virtual Event)

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Second Saturdays is an arts access program with the goal of reducing intimidation and increasing comfortable access to the fine arts for everyone. The theme for December is “Art Lore: Storytelling through Art.” If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many stories could the walls of MMAM tell? Every human, and every artwork has a story. We invite you to explore your story with online activities you can enjoy in your home. These activities will go live on…

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January 2021

MMAM: Christian Vizl: Silent Kingdom

January 1 - January 3
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winona MN Photography exhibition underwater photos

Dive into the world’s oceans with award-winning Mexican photographer Christian Vizl through his captivating black-and-white images. Vizl’s mastery of shadow and light capture the ocean’s creatures as they are rarely seen, at home in the ethereal world beneath the waves. Through three decades of working and photographing underwater, Vizl simultaneously portrays both the beauty and fragile nature of these animals to educate and raise awareness of the threats to the world’s oceans and marine life. www.christianvizl.com  

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MMAM: Greg DeGrace: Driftless

January 1 - January 10
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

With varying degrees of abstraction, Minneapolis painter Greg DeGrace’s paintings reference the Driftless region of Minnesota and Wisconsin, an area that escaped the flattening effects of glaciers during the last ice age. Working in encaustic wax and pigment to create textural paintings, DeGrace references maps, aerial photographs, linear and geometric patterns found in roadways and plots of land with the natural, free-flowing forms of area waterways. His paintings, filled with colors and patterns, create memories of where one has been…

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February 2021

MMAM: Memories of Titanic

February 1 - June 6
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

Explore art and objects associated with the loss and shipwreck of RMS Titanic. On view will be a young survivor’s riveting first-hand account of the disaster, including the loss of her father, in her diary and personal letters. Also included are paintings by American artist Colin Campbell Cooper from when he was aboard the rescue ship Carpathia, and a ship model, original telegrams, and more.  

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