In-Person Open Studio with Biennial Artist Louise Kames

A behind the scenes in person tour of an artist’s studio and a peek at a work in progress. Tour the Clarke University print studio and watch demonstrations of screen-printing, etching and relief printing. Kames’ sabbatical drawings will be available to view in the 2D studio.

Directions: Enter from east end of campus, near CSI (Center of Science Inquiry) new building. Park in the upper lot behind the Atrium/Eliza Kelly Hall. A student will be at the at the back door to provide assistance if needed. This location is handicapped accessible.

Face masks and RSVP are required.

For more information about Kames go to:

Email Director of Education, Margaret Buhr at to RSVP.


Louise Kames Gallery Talk

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

Member Preview: Just To Live Is Holy & Seeing Red Exhibitions

DuMA will host a member preview for two new exhibitions, Just To Live Is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith, and Justice, featuring artists affiliated with a religious order and the Dubuque Camera Club Annual Exhibition.

Just To Live Is Holy exhibition features more than a dozen artists, each of whom has made a unique contribution to our understanding of the relationship between art and faith and the importance of social justice.

The new Dubuque Camera Club exhibition titled Seeing Red in the Museum’s lobby conjures feelings of luck, rage, sensuality, or pain.  Red is the color that always grabs our attention. The color red was selected by club members as the theme for this year’s exhibition and the 21 images in the exhibition reflect the brilliance and boldness of this powerful color. DUMA is pleased to continue its partnership, now in its 6th year, with this local camera club dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation for the art and skill of photography.

Both exhibitions open September 22 continue through January 6, 2019.