Exhibition Opening Reception

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.

Meet the Artist After Hours – Tim Olson

DuMA will stay open late with local artist Tim Olson Friday, June 4th. Stop by to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments with a cash bar.

Our current exhibitions close the following week, so don’t miss your chance to view them in person.

Regular admission rates apply. Museum members are invited to attend free of charge.

CANCELED-April First Friday

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

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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First Fridays

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~

March FF will feature Cellocentric, in partnership with the Dubuque Area Arts Council.

$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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New Exhibition Opening/Member Preview

Join us for an exhibition opening and member preview of two new DuMA exhibitions, Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed and A City at Work: Dubuque Portraits from 1912. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed is an exhibition focusing on themes of water and our personal connection to it. Featuring Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan of St. Louis, Missouri; Jennifer Bates of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Susan Knight of Omaha, Nebraska; and Anna Metcalfe of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A City at Work: Dubuque Portraits from 1912 is selection of photographs from the Klauer Collection. Both exhibitions open on January 18, 2020 and continue through April 19, 2020.

Non-Members $10 and Members free

Yoga & Art

Decompress and rejuvenate with an hour of yoga and art!

Non-members $10, Members FREE

Exhibitions Reception & December First Fridays

DuMA will be hosting an exhibition reception for Molly Wood & Ioana Mamali.  The Museum will also be a festive stop on the city-wide First Fridays gallery hop featuring an ugly sweater contest, hot chocolate bar and make/take ornaments.

“The Poison Garden: Photographs by Molly Wood” is a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler

“Totalitarianism Seen Through Metaphors: Paintings by Ioana Mamali” features seven new works in oil that explore the artist’s experience growing up under Communism.

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, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~

5-7 pm, Members FREE, Non-Members $10

 

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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.

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New Exhibitions Reception

Celebrate With Us – DuMA hosts a reception for our new exhibitions: Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales, and Reflections: Photography by the Dubuque Camera Club.


Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales
September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

The Dubuque Museum of Art is pleased to present a new exhibition highlighting the boundless imagination and humor of children’s book author and artist Arthur Geisert. Sponsored by Dupaco and the James B. and Melita McDonough Foundation


Reflections: Photography by the Dubuque Camera Club
September 21 – November 10, 2019

The Dubuque Camera Club explores themes of “reflection” in the 7th annual exhibition of photographs by club members. Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art in conjunction with the Dubuque Camera Club.

First Friday

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.

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Sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union
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