Neighborhood Portraits Workshop

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Inspired by the colors and artworks in the current exhibition African American Art of the 20th Century, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments and learn brush techniques using acrylic paint.

Ages: This workshop is geared to children 9 and older, but all ages are welcome.
Instructor: Hana Velde
Tuition: $20 Members, $25 Guest (materials included)
Members save 20% on all classes.

Scholarships are available. Contact Margaret Buhr, director of education, at 563.557.1851 or at for details.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and Wi-Fi in our lobby during class.

DuMA Member Trip to Madison – Day Trip and Studio Tour

DuMA Member Trip
to Madison

Saturday, August 11 – Day Trip

DuMA members will enjoy the privilege of  a free visit to the studio of woodworker Aaron Laux followed by lunch and a guided tour of current exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art. This member trip is offered in conjunction with the exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continuing through September 9, 2018.

Meet at DuMA parking lot at 8 am to carpool. Return to Dubuque by 4 pm. Members purchase their own lunch.

Advanced reservations are preferred, call 563-557-1851 x11 or email


Upscale Resale
A Terrific Tag Sale & Benefit for the Dubuque Museum of Art

Preview Party, Friday, June 1, 5-8 pm
Admission: $20 ($15 DuMA members)

Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM
Free admission and parking on Saturday and Sunday.

You won’t want to miss this tag sale of vintage décor, home furnishings and stylish accessories at bargain prices. Moving? Downsizing? Cleaning out? Let someone else enjoy your beautiful things. A volunteer committee and appraiser will appropriately price all items for sale.

In conjunction with a special exhibition highlighting regional craft & design, the Dubuque Museum of Art is organizing a fabulous three-day sale of gently-used décor, stylish accessories and fine home furnishings, called Upscale Resale, on June 1-3, 2018. All proceeds from the event will benefit Museum programs.

Upscale Resale is modeled after similar events in other communities. As in other cities, we anticipate that our community will respond to having the opportunity to collect fine items at very affordable prices. We also anticipate providing ideas and assistance to those interesting in the trend of repurposing and ‘upcycling’ old furniture and decor.

Items for sale include:

  • Home décor including lamps, rugs and wall hangings
  • Ceramic dishes
  • Glass and stemware
  • Original prints and paintings
  • Books
  • Antique glass display cases
  • Antique tools and drill press
  • Dubuque collectibles
  • And much more!

Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 23.
To offer a donation, please complete this short form.

You may also e-mail the requested information to or call 563-557-1851. Please contact the museum first before dropping off your items. Once approved, donated items may be dropped off at the following dates/times and location:

Drop-Off Dates                                    Time                   Location

Fridays (until May 25)                             Noon-1 pm        Dubuque Museum of Art
Saturdays (until May 26)                      1-4 pm               Dubuque Museum of Art

All donations are final and tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Father Daughter Brunch

DuMA celebrates fathers with a special, art-filled brunch at the Dubuque Museum of Art, just for fathers and daughters. Your brunch ticket includes delicious food and beverages, catered by East Mill Bakery. You’ll also enjoy a musical performance by Chuck Bregman and a tour of the current exhibits.

Tickets for non-members are $25.00 and $20.00 for members.
Admission is for one adult and up to 2 children. Additional adults and children $5.00 each

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