Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mississippi, winter

Visited Winona yesterday, and for the first time, The Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Exciting to find paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, Monet, Picasso, and early Van Gogh, so close to home! The Mississippi is an inspiration at all times of the year. But when the museum, overlooking the river encourages you to take a sketchbook and crayons, what excuse do you have?

An added bonus was one of their current exhibitions: 'Drawn to the River: Books and Wood Block Prints by Gaylord Schanilec', on show until March 6.

Well worth a visit.

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