Ukrainian relief musical program

DuMA will host an “Afternoon of Music and Contemplation” in support of the Ukrainian people on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum.

This musical program is sponsored by Sue Lindsay, DuMA supporter and former volunteer. Violinists Hana Velde and Ann Duchow and soprano Hannah Von Mulert will perform Ukrainian folk music as well as works by composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, whose family had Ukrainian roots, and composer Reinhold Gliere, whose music incorporates Ukrainian folk tunes.

While this is a free event, the Museum encourages you to donate to World Central Kitchen.

WCK uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis. From the onset of the Ukrainian War, the WCK Chef Relief Team brought and continues to deliver tens of thousands of fresh nourishing meals daily to Ukrainian cities and surrounding regions, bringing hope and sustenance to those in bomb shelters, hospitals, churches, seniors, and people trapped on the front lines.

Your donation will be used to support WCK’s emergency food relief efforts.

Click Here to Donate to World Central Kitchen

2022 Annual Member Meeting

You’re invited to join us Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 PM for The Dubuque Museum of Art’s Annual Member Meeting. Come see what is new at your Museum in 2022.

– Celebrate our programs and volunteers
– Meet new members of our staff
– Preview upcoming exhibitions
– Member voting for slate of board officers

Attendance is free and open to everyone. You may attend online or in-person at the Museum.

Please RSVP to Amethyst Barron at

If attending virtually, use this Zoom link.

Movies at the Museum

In partnership with Fidelity Bank & Trust, DuMA presents Movies At The Museum at dusk (approx 8:30 pm) on Saturday, August 21st with a viewing of Moana staring Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho.
Grab your lawn chair, blanket, snacks, and bring your friends to Washington Park to enjoy an outdoor movie night.
Moana (PG/2016/Animation) – An adventurous teenager named Moana living on a Polynesian island in ancient times sails out to sea on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Movie Length – 1hr 47min
To view the movie trailer click here.

ArchiTREK: Courthouse District

Join Heritage Works and friends for an in-person walking tour of the historic Courthouse District. This architecturally significant District served as the center of county government and as the point of entry for Dubuque’s early industrial workforce. At the end of the walking tour, we will also be joined for a very special tour of the Smokestack with our our friends Susan and Scott.

36 E 8th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

A Conversation with Joyce Polance

Tune in at 1:00 pm on Facebook or YouTube to watch the live premier of our virtual conversation between Artist Joyce Polance and DuMA’s Director of Education, Margaret Buhr.

The two will discuss Polance’s current exhibition of 14 oil paintings made since 2015, in which the artist expresses deeply felt, dark emotions through the visual forms of landscapes and cityscapes. These expressionistic paintings meld realism with abstraction, and focus on movement, energy, and emotion. Natural and urban landscapes take on human characteristics that reflect our uncertain times.

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. Polance was born in New York City in 1965. She attended Wesleyan University and received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has exhibited internationally and has work in many private and corporate collections.

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Mother’s Day Sunday: Free Admission for Mothers

The Dubuque Museum of Art will extend its open hours to include Sundays from 1:00-4:00 PM through the summer, beginning Sunday, May 9, for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day promotions include free admission for moms, a $5 gift shop discount, and an interactive scavenger hunt for families.

Artist Talk -“I Am A Man” Mural Discussion

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with Voices Productions and with additional support by Trappist Caskets and Humanities Iowa, is hosting a temporary exhibition of Dana Harrison’s I Am A Man mural at the corner of Bluff Street and 8th Street in downtown Dubuque.

The Museum will host a free community conversation in Washington Park on Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 pm between the artist and Museum Curator, Stacy Gage Peterson. The rain date is April 18.

Attendees can purchase lunch from the Happi Hibachi food truck, which will be at the park before & during the event.

Painting, weather permitted, will begin Saturday, April 10.

Photo: Bob Adelman

Second Saturdays – Turnt Kidz TK

Online Event
Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1 PM CST
Price: Free
Join us for a vibrant hip hop dance performance by the Turnt Kidz TK.

Turnt Kidz TK, are a non for profit hip hop dance group for young youth in Dubuque Iowa directed by Renee Dunn.
Second Saturdays is a free and family-oriented programming that occurs every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and suggested hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.

This pre-recorded program will be posted on the DuMA Facebook profile and YouTube channel.

Generously sponsored by Mediacom