Current Exhibitions

Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales

September 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Arthur Geisert

The Dubuque Museum of Art is pleased to present a new exhibition highlighting the boundless imagination and humor of children’s book author
and artist Arthur Geisert.

Opening this fall, the DuMA will present the original illustrations from Geisert’s latest work of fiction, Pumpkin Island, published by Enchanted Lion Books, along with illustrations from his 2013 work Thunderstorm. The exhibition will bring the wondrous worlds of Geisert’s books to life with more than 60 hand-colored etchings (including one that is over 30 feet long), plus preparatory drawings and copper plates. The original works will be complimented by a video and hands-on activities for children and families.

Alec Egan, Living Room, 2019, oil and flashe acrylic on canvas, 96x72 inches, collection of Tim Walsh and Mike Healy

Alec Egan: The Living Room
Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery

August 10, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Alec Egan

California-based artist Alec Egan explores nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Motifs including books, flowers, architectural elements, and wallpaper designs—similar to those found in his grandparent’s home—repeat throughout the group of paintings in this exhibition, which combines a grand, central painting with six detail compositions.

By repeating and layering similar elements across the body of work, Egan’s series achieves a rhythmic connection while also calling to mind the uncertainty and evolution of childhood memories, where a familiar place or object may be remembered in several ways. Discovering the relationships between the central painting and the other paintings in the series is a highlight of experiencing the exhibition in person.

Born in Los Angeles, in 1984, Alec Egan received his B.A. in 2007 from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and his M.F.A. in 2013 from Otis College of Art and Design in L.A. Egan completed a Millwork Residency in Dubuque in 2015. He has shown in group and solo shows in L.A., New York, Portland, and Amsterdam. His work is represented in L.A. by Anat Egbi Gallery.

image credit: Alec Egan, Living Room, 2019, oil and flashe acrylic on canvas, 96×72 inches, collection of Tim Walsh and Mike Healy