Tova Brandt, Executive Director of The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa will present a talk: “Danish Immigration to Iowa.”
Like all immigrants, Danes who arrived in Iowa adapted to a new landscape, new culture, and new opportunities. Brandt will discuss what motivated Danes to come to Iowa, what they contributed to the history of this state, and how Danish heritage can be explored and celebrated today. Tova will incorporate examples from the Art Nouveau exhibition.
Register by emailing Margaret Buhr, Director of Education.
Non-Members: Adults $7, Seniors, $6
Children under 18: Free
Gather with DuMA to celebrate the inspiration of nature, the new works in our galleries, local luminaries, and our community of art lovers—all fueled by tasty Danish concoctions. Warm up with us before spring arrives.
WELCOMING TANGLED OAKS 10:15 – 10:30 AM
DuMA is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Ellen Wagener’s monumental Tangled Oaks, made possible by the generosity of Don and Shirley Moody.
GALLERY TALK BY ANDONIA GIANNAKOUROS 10:30 – 11:00 AM
Hear directly from the artist about her suite of oil on panel paintings, shown for the first time at DuMA.
WORKSHOP WITH ANDONIA GIANNAKOUROS 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
This 90-minute workshop will explore the idea of how one’s collections can be viewed as a self-portrait. Participants will transform 3-dimensional collected objects into 2-dimensional drawings. The workshop is designed for teenagers and adults. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Limit 12 participants. For more information and to register, please contact Margi Buhr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALLERY TALK BY DR. TODD REISER 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Dr. Reiser, whose family’s collection is featured in Art Nouveau Innovation, will review the history of Danish porcelain and share stories of his family’s eight decades of collecting. He will also offer tips about current collecting trends and strategies.
A TASTE OF DENMARK 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sample the warm cuisine of Denmark with smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and Kringle, the traditional pastry.
ALL-AGES ART ACTIVITY 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Try your hand at working with clay and finding inspiration in nature.