New Exhibition Opening/Member Preview

Join us for an exhibition opening and member preview of two new DuMA exhibitions, Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed and A City at Work: Dubuque Portraits from 1912. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed is an exhibition focusing on themes of water and our personal connection to it. Featuring Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan of St. Louis, Missouri; Jennifer Bates of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Susan Knight of Omaha, Nebraska; and Anna Metcalfe of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A City at Work: Dubuque Portraits from 1912 is selection of photographs from the Klauer Collection. Both exhibitions open on January 18, 2020 and continue through April 19, 2020.

Non-Members $10 and Members free

New Exhibitions Reception

Celebrate With Us – DuMA hosts a reception for our new exhibitions: Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales, and Reflections: Photography by the Dubuque Camera Club.

Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales
September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

The Dubuque Museum of Art is pleased to present a new exhibition highlighting the boundless imagination and humor of children’s book author and artist Arthur Geisert. Sponsored by Dupaco and the James B. and Melita McDonough Foundation

Reflections: Photography by the Dubuque Camera Club
September 21 – November 10, 2019

The Dubuque Camera Club explores themes of “reflection” in the 7th annual exhibition of photographs by club members. Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art in conjunction with the Dubuque Camera Club.

First Friday

Exhibition Opening/Member Preview

Opening Exhibition and Member Preview for 3 new DuMA exhibitions: “African American Art in the 20th Century” from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Madai Taylor: An Elegy to America in Black and White” and the “Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art”.



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.

First Fridays


Happening the first Friday of every month, DuMA stays open late and offers special programming in conjunction with other community arts events. Experience the creative spirit of our community, along with great friends, stylish appetizers and a cash bar, and great art.

In June: Celebrate the opening of two new Summer exhibits: Lost in the Midwest: Photographs by Sandra Dyas and Handmade: A Craft Invitational. There will also be a member preview of the Upscale Resale tag-sale benefit, as well as live music by Iowa City musician Dave Moore.

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