Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Winona, Minnesota

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) plans three site-specific convenings, drawing from the exhibition A Nation Takes Place. The first, held at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, examines historical representations of the sea and the inclusion of Black and Native Maritime histories. The second, at A Studio In The Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, explores artists engagement with the ocean’s symbolism and ecological impact. The final convening, at Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center, Hannibal, Missouri, focuses on historical exploitation in the workings of maritime economies, particularly emphasizing Black lives along the Mississippi River. MMAM plans to enhance its communications about the exhibition and the three convenings through the use of a new app-based portal by Blomberg Connects, aiming to make arts and culture more accessible. Documentation of the convenings through photography and video will be repurposed for the app and integrated into the website devoted to A Nation Takes Place. 

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