DuMA Family Art Carnival

Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Free outdoor art activities, gallery tours, family art studio adventures and ice cream treats. Hy-Vee Grill available for purchase. Guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of the young and young at heart.

Sponsored By: U.S. Bank and Mediacom

Annual Member Meeting

Come see what’s NEW at your art museum!

-NEW Exhibitions: Take a guided tours of Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored and the 2019 DuMA Biennial
-Vote for slate of Board Officers

Light refreshments will be served. FREE and open to everyone, including DuMA members, prospective members and guests.

First Friday

Dubuquefest: DuMA Art Tent

DuMA will be hosting an art activity area during Dubuquefest in Washington park, Saturday, May 18 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, May 19 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Visitors to the Dubuque Museum of Art’s kids’ art tent will have a chance to upcycle cardboard into several imaginative, unique, and useful projects.  From marionette puppets to cardboard cityscapes, treasure boxes to miniature pirate ships, come explore how recycled materials have unlimited creative potential!

In addition, the Museum will be open extended hours on Saturday, May 18th, from 10 AM – 4 PM.


ArchiTREK Ale & Architecture: Dubuque’s Urban Renewal

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture that will provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings.

Ale and Architecture consists of 90-120 minute walking tours of bars in the historic upper and lower Main Streets. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the route and can purchase their own drinks at each stop.

This evening walking tour will look at the urban renewal impact on Dubuque’s Main Street, this tour will begin at 6:00pm in the Riverboat Lounge.

Get tickets online.

Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

Second Saturdays at DUMA

In May the Dubuque Museum of Art will be hosting the musical group Turkana.

Turkana is made up of Turkish and American musicians that perform Turkish music with the aim of adding its own threads to the world’s musical tapestry.

This performance at DuMA is part of free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.

Sponsored by Mediacom

Community/Family Day

This free event will also feature live performances by two Dubuque arts and cultural organizations, along with guided tours of the exhibition, refreshments, and hands-on art activities. The lineup and schedule includes:

-Performance by Dubuque’s Dreaming Allegiance: 1 p.m.

Junior Famous Dead Artist Matinee: Renee Tyler performing as artist Elizabeth Catlett, 2:15 p.m. A glimpse into the life of African American artist Elizabeth Catlett who explored themes relating to race and social activism in her sculpture, paintings, and prints. Catlett was a student of Grant Wood and among the first MFA graduates from the University of Iowa, which recently named a dormitory hall in her honor.

-Performance by the Dubuque Dream Center Gospel Choir & Dance Troupe: 3 pm

The exhibition and Free Community Day are sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank and their Junior Banker program. Additional support was provided by Runde Auto Group, which is sponsoring free admission to the DuMA on Saturday mornings during the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market.

African American Art in the 20th Century continues at DuMA through April 21, 2019.

Loïs Mailou Jones, Moon Masque, 1971, oil and collage on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist.

K-8 Student Art Opening

Celebrate the work of young Dubuque artists in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Art work will be displayed March 25 – April 14.

Family and guardians of the young artists may see the student work without purchasing museum admission, simply mention you are here to see the K-8 exhibit to the front desk attendant.

African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Henry Grubb

The Maroons: Free People of Color in America 
Maroons were Africans and their descendants in the Americas who formed settlements away from New World chattel slavery. Some had escaped from plantations, but others had always been free, like those born among them in freedom.

Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.