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Museum acquisition
This summer, the Erie Art Museum received an addition to their permanent collection, Thomas Paquette’s Fox Creek Crossing [64 x 63 inches, oil on canvas, 1990] from a private collector in Miami, FL, who bought the painting after it was first shown at the Bass Museum of Art in 1990. Painting is shown at left.

Current traveling solo museum exhibition:
Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored
Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf

April 20-August 26, 2018:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN
September 7-October 31, 2018
Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN
April 27 – July 28, 2019 – NEW DATES
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

Three years in the making, this is a major exhibition of over 40 oil paintings exploring the nation’s central river, from its beginning in northern Minnesota to its finish at the Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. 84-page catalogues featuring all the paintings are available through See the Publications page (click here). See the paintings here.

Videos about the solo museum exhibition America’s River Re-Explored:
Gallery “Walk and Talk” at Minnesota Marine Art Museum Introduction to America’s River Re-Explored narrated by Thomas Paquette

Recent interviews, articles and reviews
A conversation with painter Thomas Paquette by Katie Carter, KBXE-FM and Minnesota NPR affiliate stations, September 2018
Artist carries his work and its message to a wide audience by NPR Morning Edition host Jay Moran, WBFO-FM, Buffalo, NY, September 2018
The Mississippi and More. Thomas Paquette of Warren has his own style by Brian R. Sheridan, Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine, July 2018
Atmospheric Lands by John D. O’Hern, American Art Collector, September 2018
America’s River Re-Explored by Charley Parker, Lines and Colors, July 2018
What Might Happen? Thomas Paquette’s Mississippi River Odyssey by John Hulsey, The Artist’s Road, June 2018
Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River by Dean Klinkenberg, Mississippi Valley Traveler, April 2018

US State Department purchase for Brussels NATO:
Headlands, 50 x 40 inches, oil on linen  (shown at leftclick for other Art in Embassies exhibitions)

In 2018, the State Department acquired one of Paquette’s largest recent paintings, Headlands, for permanent installation at the breathtaking new NATO Headquarters in Brussels (shown above left). Headlands was created for Paquette’s solo museum exhibition about the nation’s wilderness areas, On Nature’s Terms.