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Marine Art Museum to Present New Exhibit

Winona, Minn. - A new exhibit featuring the Burrichter/Kierlin Marine Art Collection, titled 300 Years of European Art, opens Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The exhibit features 28 oil paintings and artifacts from several countries spanning more than three centuries. A variety of styles, subjects, locations and events are captured in dramatic oil paintings and with historical artifacts.

The earliest painting in the exhibit, by the influential Dutch artist Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger, dates to 1648 and is the oldest painting in the Burrichter/Kierlin collection. Many 18th and 19th century works by artists Charles Brooking, William Dixon, Eug?ne Boudin, Thomas Buttersworth, Abraham Hulk, A. J. Antoine Roux and others represent different countries. Detailed and photo-realistic works by renowned 20th century marine artists Roy Cross, Mark Myers, Maarten Platje and Tim Thompson also will be on display.

Artifacts include a commemorative bronze medal from the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the logbook from the 19th century American ship Mary Pennel and a beautiful marble bust of Lord Horatio Nelson, England's greatest naval hero.

Sponsored in part by Schwab LLC, the exhibit will be on display until April 24. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission costs $6 adults and senior citizens, $3 students and is free for children age 4 and under.

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