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.)

Alec Egan Gallery Talk

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

California-based artist Alec Egan will speak about the themes of nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Alec Egan: The Living Room will be on display August 10 – October 20, 2019.

Sponsored by Trappist Caskets and Cottingham & Butler.

Gallery Talks: Sarah Humphreville and Thomas Paquette

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM

Join us for a joint gallery talk for two new DUMA exhibitions: 2019 DUMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored.

The presentation begins with Sarah Humphreville, juror of the 2019 DUMA Biennial, and will be followed by artist Thomas Paquette regarding his exhibition America’s River Re-Explored, Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf.

The 2019 DUMA Biennial is open through September 8th. America’s River Re-Explored is open through July 28, 2019.

Sarah Humphreville has been part of the Whitney curatorial department since 2012 and has worked on exhibitions such as Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, and American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

Sarah Humphreville, 2019 DUMA Biennial juror

Thomas Paquette graduated from Bemidji State University with a B.F.A. degree in painting in 1985, and has painted full-time since 1988, when he earned his M.F.A. degree in painting on full fellowship from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Paquette’s landscape paintings have been exhibited across the United States, and were featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions at prominent art galleries in Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C.

Thomas Paquette

Third Thursday Tour

Join Curator, Stacy Peterson and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr for an informal tour of the “African Art in the 20th Century” from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art. Included will be a a brief history of African American art and stories about the artists and their creative process. You will be encouraged to share your insights about this remarkable exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Loïs Mailou Jones, Moon Masque, 1971, oil and collage on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist.

Gallery Talk: Virginia Mecklenburg

Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Mecklenburg, will present a gallery talk on the “African American Art In The 20th Century” exhibition that she curated.

Louise Kames Gallery Talk

Gallery walk through of Just to Live is Holy exhibition and Louise Kames’ Dear Mother installation.

Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

A Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

Sunday, August 26th
1 PM – 2 PM

Carol Sauvion, creator and producer/director of the award-winning PBS series “Craft in America”, will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Handmade Craft Invitational.” Ms. Sauvion has operated Freehand, a Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft, for 37 years.

The exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continues through September 9, 2018.

Free Admission