About Mississippi River Adventure's Member:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
What began as an informal conversation about the fate of the soon to be decommissioned dredge boat William A. Thompson has developed into a world class museum along the Mississippi Riverfront in Winona, MN. The Museum opened July 27th, 2006.
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum currently features 4 major art collections,
making it a regional & national attraction:
Henry Peter Bosse
A rare collection of amazing photographs and maps by Henry Peter Bosse reflect 19th century Mississippi River life and landscapes.
Burrichter-Kierlin Marine Art Collection
On loan to the museum, features oil paintings, watercolors and three-dimensional marine art objects from a variety of countries and periods created by many of the world's most important marine artists.
The Leo and Marilyn Smith Folk Art Collection
The folk art collection consists of distinctive wood carved and hand painted sculptures that capture the spirit of small town river life.
Dredge William A. Thompson
Finally, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dredge William A. Thompson will become a river history exhibit, docked adjacent to the museum once decommissioned in 2007 and open for display in 2008.
The property is located at 800 Riverview Drive, just west of the Interstate Bridge along the Mississippi River.
The building features three galleries, a reception space, museum store, self-service cafe, staff and support facilities.
The architectural theme of the building and grounds is that of a turn of the century waterfront and harbor.
Six acres of garden and grounds include more than 40,000 plants-trees shrubs, flowers, and grasses-complete with a native prairie area, wildflower meadow, perennial borders, and walkways.
Outdoor benches and tables offer a beautiful view of the landscaping and the Mississippi River.
Museum, Cafe and Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday 10 am - 8pm
Wed-Sat 10 am - 5pm
Sundays 11 am-5 pm
Closed major holidays
Toll free 1-866-940-6626
Children three years and under are admitted free.
For children ages 4-6, admission fees are $3,
students and seniors (65 and older) are $6 and adults are $9. Family rate is capped at $25.
Visit our website MinnesotaMarineArt.org for details on the Titantic Exhibit and other new events!