Exhibition Submissions


The Dubuque Museum of Art welcomes and periodically reviews exhibition proposals from professional artists, curators, and lending institutions. Exhibitions are selected for their merit and fit with professional museum standards and are generally scheduled at least two years in advance.

We encourage collaboration among artists and curators and welcome diverse artistic media and content in solo, group and thematic installations.

Exhibition Proposal Submission Guidelines:

Email proposals are preferred and must include:

    • Letter of Interest describing the proposed exhibition or body of work. Please be as detailed as possible.
    • Professional resume or CV for all professional artists or curators involved.
    • Current artist or curatorial statement.
    • Digital images of representative artworks. Images should be clear, well-lit, and free of distracting backgrounds. Digital images may be shared via a website, a PDF file, a file sharing service, or as email attachments. Digital image files should be saved at a sufficient size (800 pixels) without compression. If you are a Mac user, please save all of your files in PC format.

DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. The Museum does not accept original works and cannot be held responsible for originals sent to us.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Email to info@dbqart.org.

To mail your submission, send to: Dubuque Museum of Art, Attn: Exhibition Committee, 701 Locust St., Dubuque, IA  52001.