Student Exhibitions 2024

2024 Student Exhibitions

K–8 Exhibition

February 7–March 31, 2024
Ground Floor Showcase

Brightening the grey winter days with youthful creativity, the citywide K–8 exhibition features two and three-dimensional artwork by elementary and middle school students, chosen by their teachers. Installed by art students from Dubuque Senior High School.

DuMA enjoys a longstanding partnership with area schools. “The annual K–8 exhibition curated by students from Senior High is a symbol of hope each year,” remarks Director of Creative Learning, Margi Buhr. “It reminds me of the importance of lifting up every voice because the power, creativity, and sensitivity of the work of these young artists and curators so impresses me each year.”

Brad Manternach, District Mentor and Visual Art Instructional Support Lead, Dubuque Community Schools acknowledges the valuable opportunities the exhibition provides. “This exhibit not only celebrates the artistic achievements of our students but also highlights the importance of fostering a love for the arts in our community,” says Manternach. “Join us in applauding the vibrant colors, imaginative expressions, and unique perspectives that these young minds bring to the forefront.”

Lori Lahey, art teacher at Resurrection and St. Columbkille Elementary speaks to the enthusiasm expressed by the student and art teachers, “The students get very excited to learn that they will have a piece of their art displayed in a real art museum. They are very proud and enjoy sharing their art with their family and friends. As a teacher, I also get excited to see our students sharing their artwork with the community and also seeing them enjoy the artwork of all the other artists in our schools throughout all of Dubuque. It is a great experience for all.“

25th High School Exhibition

April 10–May 10, 2024
Ground Floor Showcase

DuMA is proud to host the 25th year of this highly anticipated and celebrated exhibition.

The 2024 citywide high school exhibition features two and three dimensional works by students from Dubuque's three high schools: Senior, Hempstead and Wahlert.

DCSD Student Virtual Gallery

2023-2024 Fall/ Winter Exhibit

The exhibit features the ability to virtually walk through a curated gallery of work — and we hope you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in the exhibit as the vision of these talented student artists comes to life.