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The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a brand new museum in Winona, MN. The mission of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum is:

To enrich the human experience
To enable the joy of discovery
To elevate the spirit
all through the world of art.

The Museum will exhibit three major collections. The Burrichter-Kierlin Marine Art Collection will be on loan to the Museum, and consists of oil paintings and three-dimensional marine art objects. The oil paintings focus on the transition from sail to steam. The Burrichter-Kierlin Collection is one of the best privately held marine art collections in the country!

The Museum will also house the most comprehensive collection of Henry Bosse photographs and map reprints. Henry Bosse was named one of the "Photographers of Genius" by the J. Paul Getty Museum in California. He is very well known for his cyanotype photographs, taken of small towns and river life along the Mississippi River in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The third collection is the Leo and Marilyn Smith Folk Art Collection. The Folk Art Collection is comprised of wood-carved and hand-painted sculptures created in Fountain City, Wisconsin.

Finally, the Dredge William A. Thompson will become a river history exhibit to the Museum once decommissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Please visit our website to learn more about this exciting project, volunteer opportunities, programming, and membership!



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