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

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Movies at the Museum

In partnership with Fidelity Bank & Trust, DuMA presents Movies At The Museum at dusk (approx 8:30 pm) on Saturday, August 21st with a viewing of Moana staring Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho.
Grab your lawn chair, blanket, snacks, and bring your friends to Washington Park to enjoy an outdoor movie night.
Moana (PG/2016/Animation) – An adventurous teenager named Moana living on a Polynesian island in ancient times sails out to sea on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Movie Length – 1hr 47min
To view the movie trailer click here.

Artist Talk -“I Am A Man” Mural Discussion

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with Voices Productions and with additional support by Trappist Caskets and Humanities Iowa, is hosting a temporary exhibition of Dana Harrison’s I Am A Man mural at the corner of Bluff Street and 8th Street in downtown Dubuque.

The Museum will host a free community conversation in Washington Park on Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 pm between the artist and Museum Curator, Stacy Gage Peterson. The rain date is April 18.

Attendees can purchase lunch from the Happi Hibachi food truck, which will be at the park before & during the event.

Painting, weather permitted, will begin Saturday, April 10.

Photo: Bob Adelman

2021 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition


Washington Park
Feb 10 at 8 AM CST – Feb 13 at 4 PM CST
Price: Free · Duration: 3 days

This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. This event is also made possible by the generous support of our corporate sponsor, Barton Wealth Management.

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.

Sculptors begin their work on Wednesday, February 10 and have through noon on Saturday to transform their 288 cubic feet block of snow into a work of art. The public is invited to visit the park to view the progress throughout the week.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces.

2019 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition

Saturday, January 26, 2019, Washington Park

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Art in the Park initiative and Winterfun, Inc., hosts the Winter Arts In The Park – 2019 Snow Sculpting Competition January 26, 2019 in Washington Park in Downtown Dubuque.

Come to see pro & student teams battle it out for People’s Choice and Best in Snow. You can vote for your favorite team from 12 pm to 3:30 pm. Announcement of the winners will be made at 3:45 pm. Everyone is also invited to try their hand at snow sculpting in the community/family area. Materials and tools will be available on site.

Snow Sculpting teams can be observed creating their outdoor masterpieces beginning January 23rd up until the celebration on the 26th.

Photo credit: City of Dubuque 2018
Photo credit: City of Dubuque 2018

Movie at the Museum: Toy Story

In partnership with US Bank, DuMA presents Movie At The Museum with a screening of “Toy Story”. Bring a blanket, grab some popcorn and settle in with family & friends to watch a free movie at Washington Park.

Toy Story (1995) 1h, 21 minutes
Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.