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
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.