Past Feature Pics

MMAM Exhibit

On August 15th, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum opens a new exhibition titled Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi: New Photographs by Chris Faust. Among Chris Faust’s prolific output is a project where he made photographs of the Mississippi River in the same locations that Henry Peter Bosse made over 100 years ago. In his now famous album of River pictures, Bosse used a photography process called cyanotypes, or “blue prints.” In conjunction with this major exhibition, the MMAM is hosting a community cyanotype workshop on Saturday, August 23rd, from Noon – 3pm. In this workshop, participants will use paper, fabric, found objects and the sun to create their own cyanotype prints. The workshop is led by award-winning MMAM Educator Heather Casper. The registration fee is only $20, which goes toward the materials needed for the workshop. Space is limited to 14 participants and pre-registration is required by calling (507) 474-6626.

Buffalo Couny Fair & 4-H Horseshow

On the Morning of July 19th, 2014 you could feel the anticipation building in the air as each exhibitor slid out of their trucks and each horse stepped out of their trailers on to the dark robust earth of the Midnight Riders Arena for the 2014 Buffalo County Fair and 4-H Horse Show.  Dressed in their best show outfits exhibitors and horses entered the arena for their respective classes and lots to be judged, ready to show off their newly honed skills that they were taught throughout their year of learning with the 4-H Horse Project.  The 4-H Horse Project, led by Kelli Krzyszton, Linda Fetting and Mary Norby, are not only an opportunity for exhibitors to sharpen their riding and horse training skills but life skills as well.  Throughout the project the youth develop life skills such as goal setting, self-discipline, leadership, problem solving skills, and prioritization.  For more picture check out our Facebook page!

Photo Caption: Autumn Morrow of Hilltop Climbers 4-H gets mail as part of the Trail class.



MMAM-Print Fair

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is hosting a Print Fair and Preview Party featuring works by 12 regional artists who will be at the Museum selling prints. Participating artists include famed book and printmaker Gaylord Schanilec, MMAM exhibiting artist Nick Wroblewski, regional favorite Betsy Bowen, and many more.  The Preview Party will take place on Friday, August 8th, from 6-9pm. During this event, participants may enjoy complimentary food, a cash bar, live music, a Director’s Tour of favorites, and will have the first opportunity to browse available prints. Tickets for the Party may be purchased by calling (507) 474-6626 or online at, and are only $10 for Museum members and $15 for nonmembers.

The following day, on Saturday, August 9th, from 10am – 3pm, is the MMAM Print Fair. This event is free and open to the public. During the Fair, artists will continue to display and sell their museum-quality, handcrafted prints, and print demonstrations will take place periodically throughout the day. During the hours of the event, admission to the Museum will be free and open to the public, thanks to support from Wesley United Methodist Church. 


From August 15 – October 12, 2014, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will exhibit a major exhibition by prominent St. Paul, MN, photographer Chris Faust. The exhibition, titled Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi: New Photographs by Chris Faust, highlights many projects from this prolific artist’s career. Included are many Mississippi River photographs, where the artist re-photographed locations that were originally captured by the now famous 19th century photographer Henry Peter Bosse. These images put to the forefront Faust’s skill as an artist, but also how the River environment has changed over the last 100+ years. Exhibited alongside photographs from his Bosse project, will be many of Faust’s best photographs, which are often panoramic explorations of humans and nature.


In 2013, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona published the book, Charting New Waters: Redefining Marine Painting. This major book serves not only as the Museum’s definitive guide to its collections, but is also a provocative read for people with even a casual interest in art. In July of this year, Charting New Waters was awarded an Honorable Mention in a national book design competition held by the American Alliance of Museums (

This book was created thanks to support and participation from the Museum’s collecting partners, numerous scholars from around the United States, editor/scholar Dr. Annette Blaugrund, and a production team including Rita Lascaro and many others.

Masonic Lodge Drops

Monday July 28th will be an open house at the Winona Masonic Lodge. You can see the drops before they get taken down and put in storage.

Better Living Show 2014

We had a great Better Living Show 2014!