Second Saturdays at DUMA

 

Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.

Event Rescheduled for January 18th Due to Inclement Weather: January 11th: Fever City Puppeteers perform Little Red Space Helmet-Girl
February 8th: Turnt Kidz-TK modern dance and hip-hop workshop and performance
March 14th: Tri-State Magic Club performance and workshop

Sponsored by Mediacom

 

CANCELED–Gallery Talk: Flow

 

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public through at least Friday, May 1st, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

 

Join artists Libby Reuter, Susan Knight, Jennifer Bates, and Anna Metcalfe for a gallery talk regarding their work in the current exhibit “Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi Water Shed.”

Free.

CANCELED–Second Saturdays at DUMA

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public through at least Friday, May 1st, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.

 

Sponsored by Mediacom

 

CANCELED–Lunch and Learn Series: Introduction to American Art

Due to public health concerns, the Spring (April and May) Lunch and Learn  presentations with Carol Ehlers have been postponed. Please continue to check our website and events calendar for announcements regarding rescheduled dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Art Talk Series is from March – November 2020

Mark your calendars for the series of art talks, Introduction to American Art, offered between March and November of 2020. These talks are offered by Carol Ehlers, who is an Art Insights Volunteer for the Art Institute of Chicago and hosted in partnership with the Dubuque Art Museum (Dubuque, IA), Bettendorf Public Library (Bettendorf, IA), and the Butterworth Center (Moline, IL). Carol is also Volunteer Docent at Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA).

This series of art talks provides information about American Art, in anticipation of touring exhibit, For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design, that will be on view at the Figge Art Museum beginning in February of 2021. The exhibit offers a unique history of American painting from 1809 to the present day. Due to the size of the exhibit, the Introduction to American Art series will only look at a few select artists from the earlier years featured in the exhibition.

Spring:

Program 1 – Dubuque Art Museum, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12:15, Hudson River School Artists: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Frederic Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt

Program 2 – Dubuque Art Museum, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12:15, Winslow Homer, American Realist and William Merritt Chase, Gilded Age

Program 3 – Dubuque Art Museum Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 12:15, Americans in Europe: John Singer Sargent and Henry Ossawa Tanner

Fall:

Program 4 – Dubuque Art Museum, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:15, Introduction to American Impressionism and Giverny Connection

Program 5 – Dubuque Art Museum, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:15, Childe Hassam, Master of American Impressionism and Cecelia Thaxter’s Garden

Program 6 – Dubuque Art Museum, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:15, Frederick Carl Frieseke & Gardens of American Impressionism.

Lunch and Learn“ Programs at Dubuque are the same programs offered at Bettendorf Public Library and Butterworth Center only shorter version due to time.

CANCELED–Slow Art Day 2020

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public through at least Friday, May 1st, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Why slow?

When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries.

The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise).

And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art lovers.

How does it work?

One day each year – April 4 in 2020 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Participants are encouraged to examine at least five works of art for 10 minutes each and then talk, write or post to social media about their experience. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Don’t worry, museum staff will be present to provide you with artwork suggestions and questions to consider!

CANCELED–K-8 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

CANCELED – FLOW Lunch & Learn: Mary Beth Stevenson

CANCELED:
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and related travel restrictions, the Lunch and Learn programs for Wednesday, March 18 and 25 have been canceled. Please check this page for updates as they occur. Be well and stay healthy!

Join us for a noontime presentation with Mary Beth Stevenson. Mary joined the City of Cedar Rapids in December 2019, and serves as the Watersheds & Source Water Coordinator.

During this program Mary will discuss how the City of Cedar Rapids is working to improve water quality and reduce flood risk by working at the watershed scale.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi River Watershed.”

This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

CANCELED — ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Dubuque’s Stained Glass Heritage

Due to public health concerns, this event has been canceled. Please continue to check the website for updates regarding a potential make-up date for this presentation the future.

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of presentations on Dubuque architecture.
This noontime presentation will cover Dubuque’s beautiful stained glass heritage. This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

CANCELLED – FLOW Lunch & Learn: Source Water Protection

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS

Please monitor our website for updates or rescheduled dates.

Join us for a noontime presentation with Rebecca Ohrtman, Source Water Protection Coordinator at Iowa DNR Field Services Bureau, Manchester, IA.

Source water is a river, lake or aquifer that supplies drinking water to the public. Source Water Protection is preventing contaminants from entering the source water. The area impacting the source water is called the “capture zone”. We all need to be aware of what is in our source water capture zone for sustainability of our drinking water.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi River Watershed.”

This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

Grant Wood’s Secrets

DR. SUE TAYLOR
Professor Emerita of Art History
Portland State University

Hosted in conjunction with the Grant Wood Art Colony, University of Iowa.

In Grant Wood’s Secrets, the title of her talk and new book, author and professor Sue Taylor incorporates original research and close readings of Grant Wood’s iconic, as well as lesser-known, artworks to reveal how the artist’s sometimes anguished psychology and art was shaped by his close relationship with his mother.

Presenting Wood’s unfinished autobiography “Return from Bohemia” for the first time ever, Sue Taylor integrates the artist’s own recollections into fresh interpretations of his art. Dr. Sue Taylor holds advanced degrees in art history from Roosevelt University and the University of Chicago. Taylor has worked as a museum curator and newspaper critic as well as a professor of art history.