An exhibit of 50 new waterfowl, wildlife and landscape paintings by Bob (Delano), Joe (Plymouth) and Jim (Chaska) Hautman titled “Nature’s Finest: The Artistry of the Hautman brothers,” will run from Sept. 8 through Nov. 5 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska.
A Sept. 7 preview and reception for the brothers in the arboretum’s Reedy Gallery and MacMillan Auditorium will inaugurate the exhibit. At the reception, originals of the Hautmans’ 12 winning Federal Duck Stamp paintings from 1989 through 2017 will be displayed for the first time, in addition to the brothers’ new paintings.
The Hautmans have won 12 of the past 28 federal duck stamp contests. In 2015, their entries placed first, second and third.
The reception is open to the public. Cost is $30 for Arboretum members and $40 for nonmembers and includes hors d’oeuvres, meet-the-artists opportunities, a champagne toast and the premiere of the documentary film, “Million Dollar Duck.” More information is at arboretum.umn.edu. Or phone (952) 443-1400.