Famous Dead Artists – Georgia O’Keefe & Alfred Stieglitz

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Iconic artist of the Southwest, Georgia O’Keeffe, played by Lenore Howard and American photographer and modern art promoter, Alfred Stieglitz, played by Doug Donald, will be the first couple in the 30th Famous Dead Artist program.

One of the Museum’s most anticipated annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors. Featured artists span the visual, performing, literary, and culinary worlds and have included Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Julia Child, and Leonard Bernstein, among many others.

The Famous Dead Artist program is generously sponsored by Ed and Susie Ritts.

An Additional Performance Scheduled & Reservations Required

Due to the popularity of the Famous Dead Artist program there will be two performances - Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m Guests will need to make reservations to attend a performance.

Use the ticket URL to make your reservation or call 563-588-1851 x 115.

Second Saturdays: Dupaco Community Day

 

DuMA will hold a fall community day that includes a family friendly Junior Dead Artist’s program featuring beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter. There will also be art activities, a scavenger hunt, refreshments, and docent lead tours of the newly opened Arthur Geisert children’s book illustration exhibition.

This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Dupaco Community Credit Union

Second Saturdays sponsored by Mediacom

 


Famous Dead Artist: Corita Kent

Lynda Mackie will play Corita Kent, (1918 – 1986) an American artist, educator, advocate for social justice and a Roman Catholic religious sister.

Come early to secure a seat for this popular free series, which is often standing room only. Doors open at 12:45 PM.

Performance is in conjunction with the exhibition Just to Live is Holy, which features a number of works by Corita.

Dead Artists Series: Doug Donald as Mark Twain

One of the Museum’s most anticipated semi-annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors.

Doug Donald will play Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Recent performances have been Standing Room Only. Come early to secure a seat! Doors open at 12:45 pm

View recordings of previous Dead Artist performances Here!

FAMOUS DEAD ARTIST: Margaret Bourke-White

FAMOUS DEAD ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

Dali, Warhol, and O’Keefe, previously featured Dead Artists

One of the Museum’s most anticipated semi-annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors. Featured artists span the visual, performing, literary, and culinary worlds and have included Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Julia Child, and Leonard Bernstein, among many others.

December 3rd features Jen Hogue performing as Margaret Bourke-White.

Margaret Bourke-White was a photographer best known for her work as the first female American war photojournalist. Her photography was featured on the cover of the very first issue of the modern iteration of Life magazine in 1936, and she was the first Western photographer allowed to document the Soviet Five-Year plan. She is also known for her journalism regarding the 1930’s Dust Bowl, Nazi Germany, life under Communism in the Soviet Union, and recording the India–Pakistan partition violence in the 1940’s.

This program is free, but seats fill up fast. Please plan to come early if you’d like to be guaranteed a spot to sit!

Previous Dead Artist Series performances are available to watch online by following this link.

FAMOUS DEAD ARTIST SERIES: Frank Lloyd Wright

Dali, Warhol, and O’Keefe

One of the Museum’s most anticipated semi-annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors. Featured artists span the visual, performing, literary, and culinary worlds and have included Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Julia Child, and Leonard Bernstein, among many others. Come early. Seats fill up fast.

This installation will feature the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, portrayed by Doug Mackie.

You may view free online videos of previous Dead Artist performances here.