Toast the beginning of summer with old friends and new artists. Gather in Washington Park for an evening of fashion, craft beer and wine, artful desserts and artist demonstrations inspired by DuMA’s Craft Invitational.
Tickets include Museum admission, all artist talks and demonstrations, music, a Bavarian pretzel from Chew on This food truck, desserts from Pastry by Sandrine, and your choice of a beer flight from Jubeck New World Brewing and Dimensional Brewing, a glass of wine, or a soft drink. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors. AMIDST will offer free digital magazine for event attendees.
This event will take place rain or shine.
All sales are final.
Under 21: $10
Members under 21: $8
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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 email@example.com.
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.
FREE with regular admission.
As part of the Vietnam: The Real War Opening Reception, Veteran Navy combat photographer Ron Testa will discuss his three tours of duty aboard the USS Ticonderoga and the selection of his images on view in the Museum’s galleries.
FREE with Museum admission
The Marine Corps League Color Guard of Dubuque will perform a flag raising ceremony, “Taps” and read the names of local veterans who lost their lives. Also featuring an artist talk by combat photographer Ron Testa at 2:30 PM.
Refreshments will be served.
DuMA will debut three exhibitions and host an opening reception on Saturday, June 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
The event is open to the public and will feature new works of art on view for the first time. Refreshments will be served along with a cash bar.
Regular admission rates apply for non-members. Museum members are invited to attend free of charge. Accepted Biennial artists will be in attendance, and the juror will present awards for first, second, and third place entries.
About the exhibitions:
The 2021 “DuMA Biennial” is a competitive, juried exhibition intended to recognize and honor the artistic talent that exists throughout our region, within a 200-mile radius of Dubuque. This year’s entries shed light on how artists have experienced, interpreted, and reacted to the last two years. The exhibition is sponsored by Premier Bank, Humanities Iowa, and Grand River Medical Group.
“Emotionscapes: Paintings by Joyce Polance” is a series of 14 oil paintings made since 2015. The expressionistic paintings meld realism with abstraction, and focus on movement, energy, and emotion. Polance was a Chicago-based painter for over 26 years before a move in December 2020, accelerated by COVID-19, took her away from the Midwest and back to her home state of New York.
“How the Big Bad Wolf Got His Comeuppance” is the second book in Arthur Geisert’s trilogy of stories set in Clayton County, Iowa, and presents a new interpretation of the legendary three little pigs story. The first book in the trilogy, Pumpkin Island, came out in 2019 and was set in Geisert’s hometown of Elkader, the county seat. The third book is currently in creation and will feature trolls who live under the many stone bridges on the Turkey River, the main tributary in the county that flows into the Mississippi River. Original etchings will be on display. This exhibition is sponsored by MidWestOne Bank.
Visit dbqart.org/upcoming-exhibitions/ for more information.