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.

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.

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

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.)

CANCELED–Gallery Talk: Flow


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.


Join artists Libby Reuter, Susan Knight, Jennifer Bates, and Anna Metcalfe for a gallery talk regarding their work in the current exhibit “Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi Water Shed.”


Gallery Talk: Carrie Pearce

Join Peoria, Illinois artist Carrie Pearce for a gallery talk about the paintings in her exhibition The Merry Makers.

Pearce explores the unlimited realm of imagination in her latest series The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce. The exhibition features ten figurative oil paintings from the series and opens January 25 in the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery.

Molly Wood Gallery Talk w/ Fran Hedeman & Kennie Harris

Artist Molly Wood, whose photographs are featured in the exhibition “The Poison Garden” has created 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.

Fran Hedeman, member of the Herb Society of Dubuque and gardener Kennie Harris of the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will talk about specific species of plants featured in Molly’s photographs following her talk. Free admission.

Arthur Geisert Gallery Talk w/Bedrick, Kames & Pope

Join us for a panel discussion about renowned illustrator Arthur Geisert‘s artwork and books as it relates to his DuMA exhibition: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales.  Geisert will be joined by the guest speakers: Claudia Zoe Bedrick (publisher/editor of Enchanted Lion Books,) Louise Kames (Professor and Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, Clarke University,) and Lisa Pope (Librarian, Elkader Public Library.)