New Works Unveiled at MMAM
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum unveiled four new artworks to be added to its collections, presented at a fundraising event on September 23, 2018. Each piece represents a different style and era, ranging from an 18th century portrait to a contemporary commissioned work, all fitting into the museum's mission to highlight great art inspired by water.
The showstopper was Marc Chagall's colorful Flower Arrangement Near the Seaside (c. 1959-65), which is on display now in the Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Gallery. Two works, Charles Sheeler's 1932 View of Central Park, and a newly commissioned work by Len Tantillo (2018) depicting 17th century Dutch New Amsterdam, will be on display beginning October 2 as part of the exhibition This is New York. Lastly, famed 18th English artist Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of Admiral George Rodney (1782), will be displayed in late 2019.