CANCELED–YP Night at the Museum

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public through at least Friday, May 1st, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals and the Dubuque Museum of Art are happy to host YP Night at the Museum – a brand new event!

Master the ART of NETWORKING and explore the beautiful Dubuque Museum of Art. Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, Wine/Beer, Tours & Complimentary Childcare!

This event is included in your membership. Please RSVP on the Chamber’s website to attend.

REGISTER HERE

WGC Open House

Women and children in Dubuque need you!

Join us to learn about the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s Women’s Giving Circle and how you can be part of our work to improve lives in our community. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and the Dubuque Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce.

RSVP by March 1
Admission:
Women’s Giving Circle non-members — FREE
Women’s Giving Circle members — $10
Members are invited to bring guests!

REGISTER HERE

Email Faye Finnegan with questions or call 563-588-2700.

The City Speaks

The City Speaks, a festival of humanities is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. All programs take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art.

2019 Themes:

  • Tiny Revolution: An idea that starts out as a conversation that grows and contributes to the betterment of the world.
  • Disruption: An idea or innovation that creates a new way of thinking, displacing established approaches or existing conventions.
  • Redemption: A powerful and uplifting theme that acknowledged the human potential for renewal after having failed or been broken.
  • “Shout”acracy”: A form of civil disobedience in which the loudest voice affects the greatest impact.
  • Collective Joy: Group events which involve music, synchronized movement, costumes, and a feeling of loss of self.

2019 Speakers and Talks:

Sunday, September 22
1 PM – 2 PM

  • Magdalena Gomez, Performance poet, playwright, and actor

Gomez’ talk will address the subject of bullying in our culture, as viewed through the lens of poetry and art.

Magdalena Gomez is the co-founder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latinx theater in Springfield, Massachusetts. Gomez is also the founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group and author of Shameless Woman. 

Hosted in collaboration with the Dubuque International Day of Peace


Wednesday, September 25
12 PM – 1 PM

  • Alana Gregory, Carnegie-Stout Library, Dubuque

Gregory will speak about self-awareness and self-preservation, using opportunities to challenge beliefs and systems that do not align with one’s civil rights.

  • Michaela Freiburger, Chairwoman of the Dubuque County Food Policy Council

A self-described “local foodie”, Freiburger will speak about connections between the arts, culture and food and her work to make policy change and build community in this area.

7 PM

  • Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art
    Alan Garfield, Professor, Digital Art and Design, Director, Bisignano Art Gallery, University of Dubuque

Garfield’s talk is titled Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art. In this short slide lecture, Garfield will look at concepts like “nation”, “homeland”, “unity”, and “identity” in works from the Italian Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism.

  • Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s
    Patrick Muller, Kirkwood Community College

Muller’s talk, Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s will present three short vignettes on Arts and Humanities’ value as perspective and resource wells.


Saturday, September 28
1 PM

  • Tea and Conversation with artist Anna Metcalfe
    Anna Metcalfe, Artist Development Coordinator, Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota

Ceramic artist Anna Metcalfe invites participants to attend a “tea conversation” and to share their stories and experiences with water. These conversations are part of a multi-year project called “Upstream”, through which the artist seeks to bring together neighbors and strangers within a watershed and to collect their stories through the simple and universally-understood action of drinking tea.

“Upstream” will be exhibited at the Dubuque Museum of Art in spring 2020, as part of a group exhibition about water.

Metcalfe states, “My work strives to reframe our relationship to land and agriculture, and to create meaningful ways to connect with natural resources. I am primarily interested in how art can be a vehicle for social change.”

Sunday, September 29
1 PM – 2 PM

  •  Theatre to Start a Conversation-a tiny revolution
    Lenore Howard, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Fly-By-Night Productions

Howard’s talk will address the value of art (mainly focusing on theatre) that creates conversation, dialogue, beyond the initial art encounter and that can lead to new perspectives and understanding of the human experience and of our world.

My First Time: Comedy, Beer, Bands

 My First Time: Comedy, Beer, Bands

My First Time: Comedy, Beer, Bands

Come to the Dubuque Museum of Art for comedy, beers, and bands on Thursday, February 22nd from 7-9 p.m. as a part of the My First Time series. Bring your buddies, $5 at the door.

Maybe get a little culture in ya and look at some mother funkin’ art.

The comedy lineup: Keri Schwanekamp, Austin Black, Jessica Misra, and Joan La Rosa. Ryan Werner will close out the night with the dulcet tones of whatever the hell he does.

The My First Time event series has a singular goal: do cool stuff in a place that values your creativity.

First Fridays

NOTICE: All in person events are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative, and Inspire Cafe. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

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DuMA First Fridays Featuring Painter Alec Egan

Alec Egan, Living Room, 2019, oil and flashe acrylic on canvas, 96×72 inches, collection of Tim Walsh and Mike Healy

September DuMA First Fridays will feature California-based artist Alec Egan who explores nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Also enjoy the jazz and bossa nova music of Blu Flame while you explore the galleries.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative, Upcycle Dubuque, Stoned Art, Mary Pop-In Shoppe, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

Media Partner 365ink magazine
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Sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union
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First Fridays

 

Join us for the DuMA April First Fridays. We will be featuring a preview of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival with Susan Gorell, offering a wine tasting with John B. Donovan and viewing the 2018 Oscar Nominated short films.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie Stout Public Library, Inspire Cafe, and Outside the Lines Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations!

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.
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First Fridays Featuring Artist & Author Arthur Geisert

DuMA First Fridays will feature the new Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales exhibition. Join us for light refreshments and a hands on etching activity.

First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative, Upcycle Dubuque, Stoned Art, Mary Pop-In Shoppe, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.

Media Partner 365ink magazine
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Sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union
Sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union

First Fridays

 

Happening the first Friday of every month, DuMA stays open late and offers special programming in conjunction with other community arts events. Experience the creative spirit of our community, along with great friends, stylish appetizers and a cash bar, and great art.

In May, DuMA will have a few of our favorite art minded high school students talk about their upcoming Biennial High School Art Exhibition.  John Moran will also join us and provide some tunes to kick off your weekend.

$10 Admission (Members Free)

Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays.
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Series Sponsor: Richardson Motors Richardson Motors
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