Getaways | Where it begins: The Great River Road turns 80
…We ended the Minnesota portion of our Great River Road road trip in the surprising community of Winona. We were told “you have to go” to the Marine Art Museum, and we are so glad we did. In this otherwise inconspicuous town is a collection of world-renowned art united by the simple theme of water. Picasso, Monet, Gaugin, Cezanne, van Gogh, Wyeth and O’Keefe — that just touches the surface, so to speak.
You know that famous picture of George Washington crossing the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas Day, 1776? There are only two remaining versions of that painting by Emanuel Luetze. One of them is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but the other is in this remarkable little museum.