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Museum to Present New Works for Impressionism Exhibit July 15-20

In mid-July, for one week only, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will present an exhibit of masterworks from the Impressionist era, including two new works never before seen at the Museum.

The exhibit, titled Exceptional Art of the Impressionist Era, features 13 paintings from the Burrichter/Kierlin Marine Art Collection, which will be on display from Tuesday, July 15 through Sunday, July 20.

Impressionism, the 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-August Renoir, continues to be a popular period in art history. Characteristics of Impressionist painting include visible brushstrokes, an emphasis on light and its changing qualities, and ordinary subject matter.

Paintings on display at the Museum include Monet's Pr?s de Fécamp, Pissarro's Le Louvre, apr?s-midi and Renoir's La F?te de Pan. Also on view will be stunning paintings by George Bellows, Eug?ne Boudin, Frederick Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer and William Glackens.

Other exhibits on display at the Museum during this time include Men in Fickle Seas: The Art of Jack Gray in the Burrichter/Kierlin Gallery, Selections From the Permanent Collection in the Leo & Marilyn Smith Gallery, and Views on the Mississippi in the Henry Peter Bosse Gallery. Families are encouraged to ask for an activity guide that accompanies the Jack Gray exhibit, which includes a variety of kid-friendly facts and activities for all ages.

Admission costs $6 for adults and seniors, $3 for students and is free for children age 4 and under. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information about the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, its exhibitions, lectures, artist signings, children's and family programs, and other events, call (507) 474-6626 or visit