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


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.