Exhibitions Reception & December First Fridays

DuMA will be hosting an exhibition reception for Molly Wood & Ioana Mamali.  The Museum will also be a festive stop on the city-wide First Fridays gallery hop featuring an ugly sweater contest, hot chocolate bar and make/take ornaments.

“The Poison Garden: Photographs by Molly Wood” is a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler

“Totalitarianism Seen Through Metaphors: Paintings by Ioana Mamali” features seven new works in oil that explore the artist’s experience growing up under Communism.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative, Upcycle Dubuque, Stoned Art, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

5-7 pm, Members FREE, Non-Members $10

 

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First Fridays Featuring Artist & Author Arthur Geisert

DuMA First Fridays will feature the new Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales exhibition. Join us for light refreshments and a hands on etching activity.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative, Upcycle Dubuque, Stoned Art, Mary Pop-In Shoppe, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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The City Speaks

The City Speaks, a festival of humanities is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. All programs take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art.

2019 Themes:

  • Tiny Revolution: An idea that starts out as a conversation that grows and contributes to the betterment of the world.
  • Disruption: An idea or innovation that creates a new way of thinking, displacing established approaches or existing conventions.
  • Redemption: A powerful and uplifting theme that acknowledged the human potential for renewal after having failed or been broken.
  • “Shout”acracy”: A form of civil disobedience in which the loudest voice affects the greatest impact.
  • Collective Joy: Group events which involve music, synchronized movement, costumes, and a feeling of loss of self.

2019 Speakers and Talks:

Sunday, September 22
1 PM – 2 PM

  • Magdalena Gomez, Performance poet, playwright, and actor

Gomez’ talk will address the subject of bullying in our culture, as viewed through the lens of poetry and art.

Magdalena Gomez is the co-founder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latinx theater in Springfield, Massachusetts. Gomez is also the founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group and author of Shameless Woman. 

Hosted in collaboration with the Dubuque International Day of Peace


Wednesday, September 25
12 PM – 1 PM

  • Alana Gregory, Carnegie-Stout Library, Dubuque

Gregory will speak about self-awareness and self-preservation, using opportunities to challenge beliefs and systems that do not align with one’s civil rights.

  • Michaela Freiburger, Chairwoman of the Dubuque County Food Policy Council

A self-described “local foodie”, Freiburger will speak about connections between the arts, culture and food and her work to make policy change and build community in this area.

7 PM

  • Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art
    Alan Garfield, Professor, Digital Art and Design, Director, Bisignano Art Gallery, University of Dubuque

Garfield’s talk is titled Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art. In this short slide lecture, Garfield will look at concepts like “nation”, “homeland”, “unity”, and “identity” in works from the Italian Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism.

  • Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s
    Patrick Muller, Kirkwood Community College

Muller’s talk, Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s will present three short vignettes on Arts and Humanities’ value as perspective and resource wells.


Saturday, September 28
1 PM

  • Tea and Conversation with artist Anna Metcalfe
    Anna Metcalfe, Artist Development Coordinator, Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota

Ceramic artist Anna Metcalfe invites participants to attend a “tea conversation” and to share their stories and experiences with water. These conversations are part of a multi-year project called “Upstream”, through which the artist seeks to bring together neighbors and strangers within a watershed and to collect their stories through the simple and universally-understood action of drinking tea.

“Upstream” will be exhibited at the Dubuque Museum of Art in spring 2020, as part of a group exhibition about water.

Metcalfe states, “My work strives to reframe our relationship to land and agriculture, and to create meaningful ways to connect with natural resources. I am primarily interested in how art can be a vehicle for social change.”

Sunday, September 29
1 PM – 2 PM

  •  Theatre to Start a Conversation-a tiny revolution
    Lenore Howard, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Fly-By-Night Productions

Howard’s talk will address the value of art (mainly focusing on theatre) that creates conversation, dialogue, beyond the initial art encounter and that can lead to new perspectives and understanding of the human experience and of our world.

DuMA First Fridays Featuring Painter Alec Egan

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

September DuMA First Fridays will feature California-based artist Alec Egan who explores nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Also enjoy the jazz and bossa nova music of Blu Flame while you explore the galleries.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative, Upcycle Dubuque, Stoned Art, Mary Pop-In Shoppe, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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First Fridays (Featuring the Alumatics!)

First Fridays w/Music

First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative and Inspire Cafe. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

This summer DuMA is adding to the First Friday fun and will be featuring performances by local musicians each month.

July feature – Alumatics – Bluegrass

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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First Fridays: Exhibition Opening for DuMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM

First Friday June 2019 will feature the opening of two new exhibitions: 2019 DuMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored.

First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative and Inspire Cafe. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

This summer DuMA is adding to the First Friday fun and will be featuring performances by local musicians each month. June’s musician: Blue Flame – Jazz & Bossa Nova 

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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First Fridays

First Fridays w/Music

May’s First Friday will kick off of our brand new summer music series featuring local musicians. First up will be Kristina Castaneda and Shawn Healey.

Make sure to also check out our new exhibition: America’s River Re-Explored, Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf by Thomas Paquette.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative. Upcycle Dubuque, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

This event is made possible by our generous sponsor Dupaco Community Credit Union.

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

This summer DuMA is adding to the First Friday fun and will be featuring performances by local musicians each month.

May 3 – Kristina Castaneda/Shawn Healy – Contemporary Covers
June 7 – Blue Flame – Jazz & Bossa Nova (New Exhibition Opening & Member Preview)
July 5 – Bluegrass Alumatics – Bluegrass

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DuMA April First Fridays Featuring K-8 Student Artists

The April First First Friday will be featuring K-8 Student Artists.

Celebrate the artwork of young Dubuque Artists. Exhibition on view March 25-April 14, 2019

Make sure to catch the free heated trolley that will be making stops at each First Friday location every 10 to 15 minutes. First Fridays and trolley are generously sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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DuMA March First Fridays Featuring Artist Madai Taylor

The March First First Friday will be featuring Artist Madai Taylor and his exhibition “An Elegy to America in Black and White” on exhibition through April 28, 2019.

Make sure to catch the free heated trolley that will be making stops at each First Friday location every 10 to 15 minutes. First Fridays and trolley are generously sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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First Fridays

The February First Friday will be featuring Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope and special guest Artist Maureen Bardusk.

Living Proof Exhibit features more than 25 artists from across the Tri-State region who have been impacted by cancer.

First Fridays is a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie Stout Public Library, Inspire Cafe, and Outside the Lines Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

Members are FREE, Guests $10

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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