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.

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.

11 FLOW Lunch & Learn: Mussels and Why They Matter

Join us for a noontime presentation with National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Curator of Conservation Programs: Jared McGovern, and Educator: Caitlin Donald.

“Mussels and Why They Matter” is presented in conjunction with with DuMA’s 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.

FLOW Lunch & Learn: Eric Schmechel

Join us for a noontime presentation with Eric Schmechel, Urban Coordinator, Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation: Catfish Creek Watershed Management Program, 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.

Lunch & Learn with Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D.

Our next installment of Lunch & Learns will cover Impressionism (10/10) & Post Impressionism (10/17) Presented by Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D., Clarke University.

Free admission. Bring a sack lunch if you wish, but food will not be provided by the Museum.

Third Thursday Tour

Join Curator, Stacy Peterson and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr for an informal tour of the “African Art in the 20th Century” from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art. Included will be a a brief history of African American art and stories about the artists and their creative process. You will be encouraged to share your insights about this remarkable exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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

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.

Slow Down Art Day 2019

Join a movement! Slow Art Day is an international event encouraging people of all ages to visit museums and to look at art slowly.

Why?

-To break out of your typical “go, go, go” routine.

-To learn about yourself, fellow participants, & the creative expressions of artists.

-To make discoveries about and forge connections with artwork.

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!