Summer Artists Garden Party

Toast the beginning of summer with old friends and new artists.  Gather in Washington Park for an evening of fashion, craft beer and wine, artful desserts and artist demonstrations inspired by DuMA’s Craft Invitational.

Tickets include Museum admission, all artist talks and demonstrations, music, a Bavarian pretzel from Chew on This food truck, desserts from Pastry by Sandrine, and your choice of a beer flight from Jubeck New World Brewing and Dimensional Brewing, a glass of wine, or a soft drink. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors. AMIDST will offer free digital magazine for event attendees.

This event will take place rain or shine.
All sales are final.

Members: $20
Non-members: $25
Under 21: $10
Members under 21: $8

Click Here for Registration

2022 Annual Member Meeting

You’re invited to join us Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 PM for The Dubuque Museum of Art’s Annual Member Meeting. Come see what is new at your Museum in 2022.

– Celebrate our programs and volunteers
– Meet new members of our staff
– Preview upcoming exhibitions
– Member voting for slate of board officers

Attendance is free and open to everyone. You may attend online or in-person at the Museum.

Please RSVP to Amethyst Barron at abarron@dbqart.org.

If attending virtually, use this Zoom link.

Opening Celebration: Andonia Giannakouros Gallery Talk and Workshop

Artist Andonia Giannakouros will discuss her large-format paintings featured in the exhibition Chronicle, on display at DuMA from February 26 – June 12.
Following the 10:30 AM gallery talk Andonia will lead a 60 minute workshop that explores the idea of how one’s collections can be viewed as a self-portrait. Working with pencil, pens, crayons, or markers, participants will transform 3-dimensional collected objects into 2-dimensional drawings. Please bring a collected object that is meaningful to you.
The workshop is free, but registration is required. Limit 12 participants. For more information and to register, please contact Margi Buhr at mbuhr@dbqart.org.
For teenagers and adults. Registration deadline: 3/3/22
(Art credit: Andonia Giannakouros, Boy with Apple (detail), 2021, oil and wax on panel, 41 x 48 in., courtesy of the artist.)

In-Person Open Studio with Biennial Artist Bill Mitchell

A behind the scenes in person tour of an artist’s studio and a peek at a work in progress. Tour Mitchell’s sculpture studio located on a small farm. Also screen video of the making of Mitchell’s Funnel Vision installation on the Platteville Community Arboretum trail, one of 4 works he is creating for the trail.

Face masks and RSVP are required.

For more information about Mitchell go to: https://www.billmitchellartist.com/about

Email Director of Education, Margaret Buhr at mbuhr@dbqart.org to RSVP.

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: http://www.louisekames.com/

Email Director of Education, Margaret Buhr at mbuhr@dbqart.org to RSVP.

 

I Am A Man Community Conversation III

 

LOCATION CHANGE UPDATE:
Due to a severe weather warning the I Am A Man Community Conversation III has been moved to the Dubuque Museum of Art located at 701 Locust St.

 

 

Share a cold drink, share your thoughts and listen. Under the gaze of the I Am A Man mural located at 8th and Bluff St., join your neighbors, including those from across town, in conversation about our journey towards greater understanding and inclusion.

Panel conversation begins at 6:00 pm followed by casual conversations among friends (old and new) over drinks and Hot Diggity Dogz.

Hosted by The Dubuque Museum of Art, TH Media, and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

I Am A Man is made possible through a partnership with Voices Productions and with additional support by Trappist Caskets and Humanities Iowa.

Watch a livestream of the event by clicking here.


Young at Art June – In Person!

DuMA’s Young at Art returns with an outdoor, in-person program on Tuesday, June 15th from 2-2:30pm!

Young at Art programs are targeted for children ages 3-6, cost $3/child.

Calling all preschoolers! Grab your sunhat, water bottle, and your favorite big person to meet with Miss Hana for an outdoor art adventure in the shade at Washington Park, across the street from the museum.
June’s Young at Art program is inspired by the DuMA Biennial juried exhibition opening June 26th. Young artists will have access to a variety of art supplies to create their own masterpiece, which they will then mat for display in their home gallery. All original creative works accepted into this inclusive show!

Please pre-register by emailing hvelde@dbqart.org by Monday 6/14 at noon to sign up.

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Teen Studio Saturdays

Artists ages 14-18 will have the opportunity to warm-up together as a group with creativity exercises and then work independently on art projects.

Instructor: Caitlin Donald

To register for any of these online classes call 563.557-1851 x15 or stay tuned for online registration at dbqart.org/youth-classes

CANCELED–YP Night at the Museum

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.

The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals and the Dubuque Museum of Art are happy to host YP Night at the Museum – a brand new event!

Master the ART of NETWORKING and explore the beautiful Dubuque Museum of Art. Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, Wine/Beer, Tours & Complimentary Childcare!

This event is included in your membership. Please RSVP on the Chamber’s website to attend.

REGISTER HERE

CANCELED–Clay Basics II – Solar Systems

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.

Thursday, April 16
4:00 – 4:50 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $15 Members, $20 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Hana Velde

We will kick it up a notch and play with oven bake clay this class. Colorful and pliable Sculpey is easy to use and bakes into a durable plastic, perfect for small projects. For the science-minded artist, we’ll try our hands at creating a mini solar system model that can be baked and strung as a mobile.