Minnesota Marine Art Museum:
January 3 - March 10, 2013

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is proud to present the exhibition The Art of Rockwell Kent: Images from a Wandering Man as part of Rockwell Kent in Winona: A Centennial Celebration. View photos of the exhibit here: GALLERY

On display is a variety of original art on loan from the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, which holds the most complete collection of Kent’s work in the United States, as well as works on loan from private collections. View original sketches, linecut drawings, wood engravings, lithographs, watercolors, and oil paintings from Kent’s prolific body of work.

Subjects include landscapes and seascapes from his global travels from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America, Greenland, Ireland, and Europe along with examples of his commercial art. He is well known for his black-and-white illustrations for Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick. Eighteen linecut drawings from the 1929 edition will be on display along with prints featured in other books including Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairytales

Kent was fiercely independent, creative, driven, and had an incurable wanderlust. This eclectic exhibition of art reveals the passion, interests and travels of this intriguing and complex painter, illustrator, writer, architect, carpenter, political activist, and wanderer.

Admission to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum during the Progressive Exhibit Opening Reception is free to MMAM members and Festival Partners. A donation of $10 is suggested for nonmembers. Regular museum admission prices apply at other times during the festival.

Right: One of Rockwell Kent's illustrations from Moby Dick.

Partial Sponsorship:

Winona National Bank