A Conversation with Joyce Polance

Tune in at 1:00 pm on Facebook or YouTube to watch the live premier of our virtual conversation between Artist Joyce Polance and DuMA’s Director of Education, Margaret Buhr.

The two will discuss Polance’s current exhibition of 14 oil paintings made since 2015, in which the artist expresses deeply felt, dark emotions through the visual forms of landscapes and cityscapes. These expressionistic paintings meld realism with abstraction, and focus on movement, energy, and emotion. Natural and urban landscapes take on human characteristics that reflect our uncertain times.

Polance was a Chicago-based painter for over 26 years before a move in December 2020, accelerated by COVID-19, took her away from the Midwest and back to her home state of New York. Polance was born in New York City in 1965. She attended Wesleyan University and received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has exhibited internationally and has work in many private and corporate collections.

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Second Saturdays – Turnt Kidz TK

Online Event
Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1 PM CST
Price: Free
Join us for a vibrant hip hop dance performance by the Turnt Kidz TK.

Turnt Kidz TK, are a non for profit hip hop dance group for young youth in Dubuque Iowa directed by Renee Dunn.
Second Saturdays is a free and family-oriented programming that occurs every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and suggested hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.

This pre-recorded program will be posted on the DuMA Facebook profile and YouTube channel.

Generously sponsored by Mediacom

Second Saturdays, Fever River Puppeteers-Ivanushka and the Magic Horse

Join us for a lively performance of “Ivanushka and the Magic Horse” – A Russian Fairy Tale by Fever River Puppeteers.

Second Saturdays is a free and family-oriented programming that occurs every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and suggested hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.

This pre-recorded program will be posted on the DuMA Facebook profile and YouTube channel.

Generously sponsored by Mediacom

December After-School Art Club

Meet up with other young art enthusiasts age 10-14 for an hour-long virtual creative session exploring a different artistic medium each month.

Registration required, max class size 8 students, min 3 students

Brown bag supplies available for pick up prior to each month’s program

$15 for members, $20 for non-members
Instructor: Hana Velde

Check back soon for registration link.

Exhibition Opening & Member Preview – Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual exhibition opening and member preview of the new DuMA exhibition, “Portraits of the Pandemic”: An Exhibition of Self-Portraits by Local Artists. We will start our evening with an interview of our Curator and Registrar, Stacy Peterson by Telegraph Herald Features Editor, Megan Gloss. Then we will join “Portraits” artists Lisa Towers, Gregory T. Nelson and Angela Ventris in the Falb Gallery for one on one interviews with Kay Schroeder, Marketing & Engagement Manager.

“Portraits of the Pandemic” is an exhibition of self-portraits made during the pandemic by artists in Dubuque and surrounding counties in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It also aims to examine how the pandemic and the subsequent effects to our social and physical interactions have reshaped our lives.

“Portraits” opens October 24, 2020 and continues through February 7, 2021

This a free event that will require no registration and you will be able to tune in to watch this event LIVE via the DuMA Facebook profile or on our YouTube channel.

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

Craft Virtual Talk: Pearce, Shea & Robertson

Join us for the second of two Craft virtual talks in the month of September. James Pearce, Andrew Shea & Rich Robertson will share their artwork inspirations and insights on working within their art mediums.

Register in advance for this webinar:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Dubuque Museum of Art is currently featuring the 2nd Craft Invitational exhibition highlighting fine craft, with an emphasis on traditional materials handled in unexpected and innovative ways.
This exhibition continues through October 11, 2020.

For more information including artist bios/statments, virtual tours and downloadable art activity worksheets, click here.

We would like to thank Premier Bank, Cottingham & Butler, Mosaic Lodge No. 125, Wisconsin Public Radio and Brigadier General USA (Retired) Bob and Nancy Felderman for being generous sponsors of the 2nd Craft Invitational exhibition.