DuMA Baseball Exhibition Farewell

10 AM – 12 PM: Baseball themed games for the family.

Celebrate summer and the final days of the exhibition, Picturing America’s Pastime, A Snapshot of the Photo Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

There will be popcorn and baseball themed games which test your skill at pitching and catching.

Outdoor games will take place in Washington Park, across from DuMA. Washington Park was important in Dubuque baseball history as it was the site of many early games.

1:30 PM: Dr Ashley Brown’s talk.

Celebrate and honor Juneteenth with author and historian Dr Ashley Brown, Assistant Professor and Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will speak about athletes breaking racial and gender barriers at a time when American sports were still deeply segregated.

Title of talk: Behind and Beyond the Bobbleheads, Caps, Movies, and Video Games: The Cultural and Social Significance of Negro League Baseball and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Description: In recent decades, Hollywood, the video game industry, and product manufacturers have embraced the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Negro League Baseball. Consumers have enthusiastically purchased tickets and bought merchandise, engaging in nostalgia and demonstrating their interests in these trailblazing athletes. In this talk, Professor Ashley Brown addresses the origins, daily realities, complexities, and legacies of the leagues. As Professor Brown asserts, the impact and meaning of both businesses were alternately priceless and mixed with the problems of the past.
Dr. Brown is a historian of the twentieth-and twenty-first century United States whose research and teaching focus on the history of sport, African American history, and women’s history. Dr. Brown received a PH.D. from George Washington University

Please RSVP to Dr. Brown’s talk using this online form

Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso by Bob Lerner August 29, 1951, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso by Bob Lerner August 29, 1951, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum



Dubuque artist E. E. Kono discusses the work in her solo exhibition, Drift: Recent Works by E. E. Kono, with a reception to follow. Kono shares how landscape, history, and myth inform her approach to creating new work using traditional techniques like egg tempera and silverpoint. Reception to follow in the lobby.

Free with Museum admission

Meet the Artists: Arthur Geisert and the Dubuque Camera Club

At 1:30 P.M., Award-winning artist and author Arthur Geisert will discuss the making of his book Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey through America’s Farmland, a refreshingly realistic view of contemporary rural life in eastern Iowa.

At 2:30 P.M., Dubuque Camera Club members will discuss the 2023 iteration of their annual photography exhibit, Rural Midwest. Members will talk about their experiences and the personal stories behind their work.

Free with regular Museum admission.

Community Day

Celebrate the bounty of fall, the power of community, and the opening of four new exhibitions. The day includes family architecture workshops, artist conversations, and a block party. Admission is FREE with donation of a non-perishable food item to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

Come downtown and celebrate the past, present, and future of our community.

10 A.M. – 1 P.M. Children’s Workshops

1 P.M. – Gallery conversation: Roberta Condon, Lorraine Ortner-Blake and Beth Hoffman

2:30 P.M. – Gallery talk with Katie Schutte

4–6 P.M. – Block party and community workshop with DuMA’s architects, Paul Schulhof and Az Rashidi. Live music and food trucks hosted with the Bluff Street Neighborhood Association, on 7th Street

(SOLD OUT)Community Day begins with a children’s architecture workshop with Az Rashidi and Paul Schulhof, the architects designing the new museum campus. Participants will share their ideas for the new Museum with Az and Paul and build their own models that describe their vision. Space is limited for this free workshop and advance registration is required.

Also at 10 A.M. is a drop in pumpkin decorating and mask making workshop, which is open to all.

At 1 P.M., join Long Time Passing artists Roberta Condon and Lorraine Ortner-Blake inside the Falb Family Gallery for a conversation with Beth Hoffman, author of Bet the Farm. The three women will discuss the changing rural landscape, the struggles and joys of life on the farm, and how their experiences inspire their art. At 2:30 P.M., artist Katie Schutte will discuss Distorted Recollections in the Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery.

Also opening are the Dubuque Camera Club’s Rural Life and a showcase of work by students from the University of Dubuque’s Department of Digital Art and Design.

The afternoon culminates with a block party from 4-6 P.M. on 7th Street that includes food trucks, a community workshop with Schulhof and Rashidi, live music by Joie Booth Wails and DJ Charlz, and autumnal décor from local farmers.

ARTIST TALK: Rachel Deutmeyer

Photographer Rachel Deutmeyer offers her thoughts on her exhibition Everything Fades and what it means for a Biennial artist to have a solo show.

Free with admission

Women of Influence Celebration

Friday, October 21

4 PM: Correspondences Gallery Talk
5 PM: Intimate Exchange Gallery Talk
6–9 PM: Opening Celebration

$20 for members ($8 Under 21 )
$25 general admission ($10 Under 21)
Free for 1874 Society members

Celebrate new exhibitions and the women who inspire us.

Join artists Mary Bergs and Lisa Hochstein inside their collaborative exhibition, Correspondences, for an intimate gallery conversation about their process and the trust and humility it required.

Mother/daughter artists, Wendy S. Rolfe and Thérèse Mulgrew will be introduced by actress Kate Mulgrew inside their exhibition. Surrounded by 30 portraits, they will talk about the joys and challenges of integrating artistic and family life and how that shows up in Intimate Exchange.

The party continues with cocktails, music and art-making that celebrates the women who influence us—so, bring someone who inspires you.


Thérèse Mulgrew, Overflowing Champagne, 2022, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.
Thérèse Mulgrew, Overflowing Champagne, 2022, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.

Randy Richmond Gallery Talk

Join us at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 23 to hear a gallery talk from Randy Richmond, a still-life photographer. The humble still life—the genre of art that features only an arrangement of objects—has managed, over the centuries, to contain multitudes.

Still-life images are their own worlds, greater than the sum of their parts; they have been radical formal experiments, markers of colonialism and wealth, stark reminders of mortality, love letters and portraits, and even illustrations of scientific knowledge.

Randy will talk about his inspiration, process and technique in the exhibition Subtext and Overstory: Still-life Photography by Randy Richmond.

Randy Richmond Gallery Talk

A Conversation about Craft

Join us for a spirited conversation moderated by artist Douglas Ewart featuring Craft Invitational curatorial committee members, Delores Fortuna and Don Friedlich, and exhibiting artist, Kee-Ho Yuen.

The “reasoning” as Ewart calls it, will be a forum to exchange ideas, knowledge and concepts while exploring the role of craft in the art world and in our daily lives.

Topics include: Craft vs. Art, the ecology of traditional ways of fabrication, the intersection of craft with the sciences, and the importance of play.

Following the conversation Douglas Ewart will discuss his multidisciplinary work which weaves together music, art making, and performance.

Opening Celebration: Andonia Giannakouros Gallery Talk and Workshop

Artist Andonia Giannakouros will discuss her large-format paintings featured in the exhibition Chronicle, on display at DuMA from February 26 – June 12.
Following the 10:30 AM gallery talk Andonia will lead a 60 minute workshop that explores the idea of how one’s collections can be viewed as a self-portrait. Working with pencil, pens, crayons, or markers, participants will transform 3-dimensional collected objects into 2-dimensional drawings. Please bring a collected object that is meaningful to you.
The workshop is free, but registration is required. Limit 12 participants. For more information and to register, please contact Margi Buhr at mbuhr@dbqart.org.
For teenagers and adults. Registration deadline: 3/3/22
(Art credit: Andonia Giannakouros, Boy with Apple (detail), 2021, oil and wax on panel, 41 x 48 in., courtesy of the artist.)