Great Art Inspired by Water

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition Events


Opening Reception, August 4th, 5:00-7:00

Join us to celebrate the opening of Ink & Water: Sailors' Tattoos. On hand will be 95.7 The Rock doing a live broadcast with a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle and food and drink available for purchase from the Boat House Restaurant. 


Show Us You Ink Opening  and Closing Weekends, August 5-7 and December 2-3

Show us your tattoo and receive 2-for-1 admission to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum during the opening  and closing weekends of Ink & Water: Sailors' Tattoos.

Guest Lecture: Anna Felicity Friedman, The History of Tattooing in the United States, 1776-1980, September 14, 6:00-7:00*

Interdisciplinary scholar Anna Felicity Friedman has been researching the history of tattooing for over 20 years and has been collecting tattoos on her own body since 1990.  This lecture traces how tattooing has ebbed and flowed in American society over the next two centuries, eventually developing into a thriving commercial business practice. 


Free Admissions for veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017


*This event is free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. "Bill" Gautsch.