Museum celebrates largest unveiling ever

Also adding on an addition for more space

The Minnesota Marine Art Museumin Winona is celebrating its largest unveiling ever.

The museum unveiled eight new pieces of art Sunday in Winona at the museum. Paintings include both European and American artists dating back to the 18th century.

Because of the rapid growth in pieces and interest in the museum, a new addition of about 5,000 feet is being added on for more space.  It will be called the Richard and Jane Manoogian Gallery.

Members of the museum say the addition is not only great for the museum but the Midwest art community as well.

“When you tell people in La Crosse you know you can drive 20-25 miles and see a Picasso and a Van Gogh that’s really where the fun is,” said Minnesota Marine Art Museum Executive Director Andrew Maus.

A majority of the paintings will be available to the public at the end of the month in the new addition.