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Dubuque Museum of Art

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701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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September 2018

Free Movie “Loving Vincent” at the Dubuque Museum of Art

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Carnegie-Stout Public Library and the Dubuque Museum of Art are partnering to show the movie "Loving Vincent" at DuMA on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2017 Oscar-nominated movie "Loving Vincent" is the world’s first fully painted feature film. A team of 125 artists used the same techniques as Vincent Van Gogh to create each of the film's 65,000 frames out of oil paintings on…

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Member Preview: Just To Live Is Holy & Seeing Red Exhibitions

September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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…

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Community Day/Smithsonian Museum Day Live

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Community Day - Women Making History Join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibition Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith and Justice and Smithsonian Day Live. This year's theme is "Women Making History". Visitors will enjoy: FREE admission all day (10 am - 4 pm) Staff and docent-led tours of the exhibit Just to Live is Holy "Women of Dubuque" portrait project pop-up exhibit in the Museum Lobby Viewing and celebrating the new outdoor…

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PechaKucha Night Dubuque, Volume 13

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Come hear local stories and ideas, told in the traditional PechaKucha 20x20 format. This event is free, with a $5 cash donation suggested. Drinks and food are available for purchase. Thank you to our amazing host, DUMA! http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/dubuque

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October 2018

Fall Into Art 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Dubuque Main Street’s annual Fall Into Art FREE gallery tour through Downtown Dubuque’s Cultural Corridor will feature 10 unique art exhibitions in 2018, thanks to presenting sponsor Premier Bank. The art crawl will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 5. These 10 downtown art exhibits will be featured: Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s “Art @ your library” program Clarke University’s Off-site Exhibit Creative Adventure Lab Dubuque Area Arts Collective Dubuque Museum of Art Outside the Lines Art Gallery…

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First Fridays

October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

  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 October, First Friday will be part of Fall Into Art! Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for future FirstFridays. Media Partner 365ink magazine  Series Sponsor: Richardson Motors

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Second Saturdays at DUMA

October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. In October, in lieu of a performance, visitors are welcome to engage in a paper collage art project based on the work of Corita Kent, whose work is featured as part of our Just to Live is Holy exhibition. Supplies will be provided! Sponsored by Mediacom

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archiTREK: Old Main & Cathedral District

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$5 – $15

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture. Walk and Talk and Ale and Architecture will provide insights into Dubuque's historic buildings. Walk and Talk are 45-60 minute lunchtime walking tours in downtown Dubuque. Tours will focus on form and function with interior/exterior architectural interpretation. Ale and Architecture consists of a 90-120 minute walking tour of bars in the Old Main & Cathedral District. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the…

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Louise Kames Gallery Talk

October 24, 2018 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Gallery walk through of Just to Live is Holy exhibition and Louise Kames' Dear Mother installation.

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November 2018

archiTREK: DB&T and Heartland Financial

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$5

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture. Walk and Talk and Ale and Architecture will provide insights into Dubuque's historic buildings. Walk and Talk are 45-60 minute lunchtime walking tours in downtown Dubuque. Tours will focus on form and function with interior/exterior architectural interpretation. Ale and Architecture consists of a 90-120 minute walking tour of bars in the Old Main & Cathedral District. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the…

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Holiday Architecture Lunch & Learn

November 29, 2018 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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A discussion of Dubuque’s architecture through the lens of holiday celebrations and the decoration of buildings, streets and related print advertising Presented by Duane Hagerty, CEO, Heritage Works Dubuque Free. Feel free to bring a sack lunch (Lunch not provided)

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December 2018

Famous Dead Artist: Corita Kent

December 2, 2018 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Lynda Mackie will play Corita Kent, (1918 - 1986) an American artist, educator, advocate for social justice and a Roman Catholic religious sister. Come early to secure a seat for this popular free series, which is often standing room only. Doors open at 12:45 PM. Performance is in conjunction with the exhibition Just to Live is Holy, which features a number of works by Corita.

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First Fridays

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

December First Fridays at DuMA will be a festive holiday affair! Wear your best ugly sweater, sidle up to the hot chocolate bar and make your own ornament to take home! First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie Stout Public Library, Inspire Cafe, and Outside the Lines Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~ Sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union $10 Admission (Members Free)…

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Second Saturdays: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Movie

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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December Second Saturdays will feature a viewing of the 1964 holiday classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and a hands on ornament making activity. Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Sponsored by Mediacom

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January 2019

Second Saturdays at DUMA

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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January Second Saturdays will feature the Fever River Puppeteers and a performance of the "Bremen Town Musicians." You don't have to be a kid to enjoy the show and then see the puppets up close after! Second Saturdays is a free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. This program features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Second Saturdays is sponsored by Mediacom. Sponsored by Mediacom

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Living Proof Exhibit: Lunch & Learn

January 18, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Join us for a Lunch and Learn for the "Living Proof" exhibition being featured in the Museum's Alice E. & Erwin J. Hafeman Lobby. Ron Avery and Gail Chavenelle will each speak shortly on the topic of cancer survivor art and then welcome individuals attending the talk to create written reflections on the exhibition. Feel free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

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Youth Drawing Classes

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on April 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM

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One event on April 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

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One event on April 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Winter/Spring 2019 Youth Art Classes Online Registration Form Back to Basics: Drawing Class Saturdays, January 19 & 26, February 2 & 9 (4-week session) Section I: Ages 8-12: 9-10:30 am Section II: Ages 13-16: 10:30 am-Noon Tuition: $60 Members | $75 Guests (materials included) Instructor: Hana Velde Students will practice the act of observing through continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, then begin a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to…

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African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Tom LoGuidice

January 25, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Iowa: A Message for Today  A history about the October 1962 Iowa visit told from the perspectives of a family that greeted Dr. King upon his arrival, the President of Coe College, and the minister at Cornell College and excerpts from the lecture/sermon Dr. King presented. Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

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Exhibition Opening/Member Preview

January 25, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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".    

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Colored Frames – A Visual Art Documentary Screening

January 27, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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In connection with the African American Art in the 20th Century exhibition from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DuMA will be screening the visual art documentary Colored Frames. Colored Frames is a 2007 documentary film taking a look at the role of fine art in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the legacy of discrimination in the art community both historically and contemporary. The documentary is a showcase of a wide variety of works primarily by…

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February 2019

First Fridays

February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

The February First Friday will be featuring Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope and special guest Artist Maureen Bardusk. Living Proof Exhibit features more than 25 artists from across the Tri-State region who have been impacted by cancer. First Fridays is a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie Stout Public Library, Inspire Cafe, and Outside the Lines Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~ Members are…

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African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Anthony Allen

February 8, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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A Brief History of Civil Rights African-Americans and whites were the founders of the NAACP in 1909. The presentation addresses the history of the organization including contemporary social concerns related to economics, education, education, health, public safety and criminal justice, and voting rights. Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Feel free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

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Second Saturdays at DUMA

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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February Second Saturday will feature a dazzling performance by the magician Bob Beardsley! Second Saturdays are free and family-oriented programming occuring every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. This program features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Second Saturdays is sponsored by Mediacom. Sponsored by Mediacom

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ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Four Mounds and Gentlemen Farms

February 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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This noontime presentation will look at the Four Mounds campus and the architecture of Gentlemen's Farms. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. Register Online. Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

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African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Mary Gitau

February 22, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Speaker Dr. Mary Gitau, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Clarke University, presents a talk on "Hidden Figures" and the individuals that inspired the film. "Hidden Figures" is based on a true story of three female African American Mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. They faced discrimination and institutional racism as they tried to build a career in a male-dominated workplace. Regardless, they were some of the brains behind…

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Neighborhood Portraits Workshop

February 23, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$20 – $25

Online Registration Form Inspired by the colors and artworks in the current exhibition African American Art of the 20th Century, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments and learn brush techniques using acrylic paint. Ages: This workshop is geared to children 9 and older, but all ages are welcome. Instructor: Hana Velde Tuition: $20 Members, $25 Guest (materials included) Members save 20% on all classes. Scholarships are available. Contact Margaret Buhr, director of education, at 563.557.1851 or at…

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Gallery Talk: Virginia Mecklenburg

February 24, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Mecklenburg, will present a gallery talk on the "African American Art In The 20th Century" exhibition that she curated.

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March 2019

DuMA March First Fridays Featuring Artist Madai Taylor

March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

The March First First Friday will be featuring Artist Madai Taylor and his exhibition "An Elegy to America in Black and White" on exhibition through April 28, 2019. Make sure to catch the free heated trolley that will be making stops at each First Friday location every 10 to 15 minutes. First Fridays and trolley are generously sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union. First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations…

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Second Saturdays – University of Iowa Latin Jazz Ensemble

March 9, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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The University of Iowa Latin Jazz Ensemble joins us playing the music of the Caribbean and South America. Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Sponsored by Mediacom

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ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Dubuque’s Urban Renewal

March 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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This noontime presentation will look at the Urban Renewal and its impact on Dubuque Architecture. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. Register Online Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

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African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Henry Grubb

March 22, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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The Maroons: Free People of Color in America  Maroons were Africans and their descendants in the Americas who formed settlements away from New World chattel slavery. Some had escaped from plantations, but others had always been free, like those born among them in freedom. Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

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DuMA Spring Break Art Camps

March 25, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - March 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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One event on March 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$65 – $75

DuMA Spring Break Art Camps: Monday-Friday, March 25-29th Section I: Grades K-2, M-F, 9-11 am (optional sack lunch add-on 11 am-Noon) Section II: Grades 3-5, M-F, 1-4 pm Tuition: $65 Members | $75 Guests (materials included); $10 sack lunch (optional) Instructors: Rachel Spurling and Caitlin Donald Looking for a creative way to fill Spring Break Week? Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries for inspiration, then head to the studio to create their own works of art in a variety…

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April 2019

K-8 Student Art Opening

April 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Celebrate the work of young Dubuque artists in kindergarten through 8th grade. Art work will be displayed March 25 - April 14. Family and guardians of the young artists may see the student work without purchasing museum admission, simply mention you are here to see the K-8 exhibit to the front desk attendant.

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African American Art: Lunch and Learn with Lynn Sutton

April 5, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Food Deserts in Urban America and Urban Dubuque Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

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DuMA April First Fridays Featuring K-8 Student Artists

April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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The April First First Friday will be featuring K-8 Student Artists. Celebrate the artwork of young Dubuque Artists. Exhibition on view March 25-April 14, 2019 Make sure to catch the free heated trolley that will be making stops at each First Friday location every 10 to 15 minutes. First Fridays and trolley are generously sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public…

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Slow Down Art Day 2019

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Join a movement! Slow Art Day is an international event encouraging people of all ages to visit museums and to look at art slowly. Why? -To break out of your typical “go, go, go” routine. -To learn about yourself, fellow participants, & the creative expressions of artists. -To make discoveries about and forge connections with artwork. Participants are encouraged to examine at least five works of art for 10 minutes each and then talk, write or post to social media…

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Community/Family Day

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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This free event will also feature live performances by two Dubuque arts and cultural organizations, along with guided tours of the exhibition, refreshments, and hands-on art activities. The lineup and schedule includes: -Performance by Dubuque's Dreaming Allegiance: 1 p.m. -Junior Famous Dead Artist Matinee: Renee Tyler performing as artist Elizabeth Catlett, 2:15 p.m. A glimpse into the life of African American artist Elizabeth Catlett who explored themes relating to race and social activism in her sculpture, paintings, and prints. Catlett…

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Third Thursday Tour

April 18, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Join Curator, Stacy Peterson and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr for an informal tour of the "African Art in the 20th Century" from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art. Included will be a a brief history of African American art and stories about the artists and their creative process. You will be encouraged to share your insights about this remarkable exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Loïs Mailou Jones, Moon Masque, 1971, oil and collage on canvas. Smithsonian…

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May 2019

First Fridays

May 3, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

First Fridays w/Music May's First Friday will kick off of our brand new summer music series featuring local musicians. First up will be Kristina Castaneda and Shawn Healey. Make sure to also check out our new exhibition: America’s River Re-Explored, Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf by Thomas Paquette. First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative. Upcycle Dubuque, Inspire Cafe and…

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Second Saturdays at DUMA

May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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In May the Dubuque Museum of Art will be hosting the musical group Turkana. Turkana is made up of Turkish and American musicians that perform Turkish music with the aim of adding its own threads to the world’s musical tapestry. This performance at DuMA is part of free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Sponsored by Mediacom

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DubuqueFest Gallery 2019 Reception

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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In conjunction with DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, the Dubuque Area Writer's Guild will publish their annual anthology, Gallery, showcasing the writing and art of Dubuque area residents of all ages. Writing submissions were accepted in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and memoir. Black and white artwork was also considered for publication. Writers from the publication are selected and then invited to read from their work at a reception held at the Dubuque Museum of Art on Friday, May 17,…

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Annual Member Meeting

May 22, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Come see what's NEW at your art museum! -NEW Exhibitions: Take a guided tours of Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored and the 2019 DuMA Biennial -Vote for slate of Board Officers Light refreshments will be served. FREE and open to everyone, including DuMA members, prospective members and guests.

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June 2019

First Fridays: Exhibition Opening for DuMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM First Friday June 2019 will feature the opening of two new exhibitions: 2019 DuMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette: America's River Re-Explored. First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative and Inspire Cafe. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~ This summer DuMA…

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Gallery Talks: Sarah Humphreville and Thomas Paquette

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM Join us for a joint gallery talk for two new DUMA exhibitions: 2019 DUMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette: America's River Re-Explored. The presentation begins with Sarah Humphreville, juror of the 2019 DUMA Biennial, and will be followed by artist Thomas Paquette regarding his exhibition America's River Re-Explored, Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf. The 2019 DUMA Biennial is open through September 8th. America's River Re-Explored is open through…

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3rd Annual Muse’s Menu (SOLD OUT)

June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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3rd Annual Muse’s Menu Saturday, June 15, 2019 6 pm - 9 pm Savor a multi-course dining experience, inspired by the museum’s collections and prepared by Life’s a feast Catering. Chefs Angela and Carolyn will pair regional ingredients and artworks, focusing on the colors, shapes and textures common to creativity in the visual and culinary arts each course will be introduced by the chefs and complimented by a selection of handcrafted beer, wines and cocktails. Tickets: $45 member / $60…

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DuMA Summer Art Camp 2019

June 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 20, 2019

One event on June 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on July 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on July 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on July 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM

One event on July 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$50 – $60

Age 6–8: June 17–20 @ 9–11:30 AM Age 9–12: June 24–27 @ 9–11:30 AM Age 13–16: July 8–11 @ 9–11:30 AM Cost: $50 Members; $60 Guests ONLINE REGISTRATION Young artists will explore the theme 'Art and Nature' while spending mornings at both Swiss Valley and the Arboretum, as well as visiting the Museum’s galleries for inspiration to create their own works of nature-inspired art in a variety of mediums. The Museum’s educational philosophy focuses on experimentation, problem solving and “thinking…

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July 2019

First Fridays (Featuring the Alumatics!)

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

First Fridays w/Music First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative and Inspire Cafe. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~ This summer DuMA is adding to the First Friday fun and will be featuring performances by local musicians each month. July feature - Alumatics – Bluegrass $10 Admission (Members Free) Follow…

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August 2019

DuMA Family Art Carnival

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Free outdoor art activities, gallery tours, family art studio adventures and ice cream treats. Hy-Vee Grill available for purchase. Guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of the young and young at heart. Sponsored By: U.S. Bank and Mediacom

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September 2019

DuMA First Fridays Featuring Painter Alec Egan

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

Alec Egan, Living Room, 2019, oil and flashe acrylic on canvas, 96x72 inches, collection of Tim Walsh and Mike Healy September DuMA First Fridays will feature California-based artist Alec Egan who explores nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Also enjoy the jazz and bossa nova music of Blu Flame while you explore the galleries. First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library,…

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Alec Egan Gallery Talk

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Alec Egan, Living Room, 2019, oil and flashe acrylic on canvas, 96x72 inches, collection of Tim Walsh and Mike Healy California-based artist Alec Egan will speak about the themes of nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Alec Egan: The Living Room will be on display August 10 - October 20, 2019. Sponsored by Trappist Caskets and Cottingham & Butler.

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Museum Day Live 2019

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Click here for more information and tickets at the Smithsonian's website.

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The City Speaks

September 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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The City Speaks, a festival of humanities is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. All programs take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art. 2019 Themes: Tiny Revolution: An idea that starts out as a conversation that grows and contributes to the betterment of the world. Disruption: An idea or innovation that creates a new way of thinking, displacing established approaches or existing conventions. Redemption: A powerful…

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New Exhibitions Reception

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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…

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October 2019

First Fridays Featuring Artist & Author Arthur Geisert

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

DuMA First Fridays will feature the new Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales exhibition. Join us for light refreshments and a hands on etching activity. First Fridays is monthly, a city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Key City Creative, Upcycle Dubuque, Stoned Art, Mary Pop-In Shoppe, Inspire Cafe and Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~ $10 Admission (Members Free)…

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Lunch & Learn with Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D.

October 10, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Our next installment of Lunch & Learns will cover Impressionism (10/10) & Post Impressionism (10/17) Presented by Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D., Clarke University. Free admission. Bring a sack lunch if you wish, but food will not be provided by the Museum.

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Second Saturdays: Dupaco Community Day

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

  DuMA will hold a fall community day that includes a family friendly Junior Dead Artist’s program featuring beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter. There will also be art activities, a scavenger hunt, refreshments, and docent lead tours of the newly opened Arthur Geisert children's book illustration exhibition. This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Dupaco Community Credit Union Second Saturdays sponsored by Mediacom  

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November 2019

Molly Wood Gallery Talk w/ Fran Hedeman & Kennie Harris

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Artist Molly Wood, whose photographs are featured in the exhibition "The Poison Garden" has created a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. Fran Hedeman, member of the Herb Society of Dubuque and gardener Kennie Harris of the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will talk about specific species of plants featured in Molly's photographs following her talk. Free admission.

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Pumpkin Prints

November 21, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Pumpkin Prints, Instructor: Hana Velde Thurs, Nov 21, 4:00 -4:50pm Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members and $15 Guests Materials included After a tour of Arthur Geisert’s Pumpkin Island etchings, we will head down to the classroom to create our own unique pumpkin prints using monotype and glue line printing processes.

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday – Be A Patron!

December 1, 2019
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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We invite you, your family, and your community, to “Be A Patron” at your favorite museums and cultural institutions on Museum Store Sunday, December 1, 2019. Holiday shoppers will not only find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but through their purchases, will also directly support their favorite museums. Shoppers foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you, the patron, purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the…

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Mini-book Making

December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Mini-book Making, Instructor: Hana Velde Thurs, Dec 5, 4:00-4:50pm Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Have you ever dreamed of making your own picture book, graphic novel, or comic book? Inspired by the works of picture book artist Arthur Geisert, we will create blank mini-books that can be filled with your own stories, poems, drawings, and dreams. Call Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 M-F, or email mbuhr@dbqart.org for more information or to enroll a student.

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Exhibitions Reception & December First Fridays

December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

DuMA will be hosting an exhibition reception for Molly Wood & Ioana Mamali.  The Museum will also be a festive stop on the city-wide First Fridays gallery hop featuring an ugly sweater contest, hot chocolate bar and make/take ornaments. "The Poison Garden: Photographs by Molly Wood" is a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler "Totalitarianism…

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Famous Dead Artists – Georgia O’Keefe & Alfred Stieglitz

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Iconic artist of the Southwest, Georgia O’Keeffe, played by Lenore Howard and American photographer and modern art promoter, Alfred Stieglitz, played by Doug Donald, will be the first couple in the 30th Famous Dead Artist program. One of the Museum’s most anticipated annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors. Featured artists span the visual, performing, literary, and culinary worlds and have included Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Julia Child, and Leonard…

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Second Saturdays at DUMA: Holiday

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

  Celebrate the spirit of the season by creating ornaments to deck the DuMA tree as well as your own. Also a visit by the Grinch and cider and cookies! FREE FAMILY FUN Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Sponsored by Mediacom  

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January 2020

Yoga & Art

January 4, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on March 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10

Decompress and rejuvenate with an hour of yoga and art! Non-members $10, Members FREE

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ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Dubuque’s Streetcar Lines

January 16, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of presentations on Dubuque architecture. This noontime presentation will uncover the history of Dubuque's streetcar lines. This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

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Drawing Basics I – Still Life

January 16, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Students will engage in the act of observing through activities such as continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, then begin a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings. Exercises will include observation through continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, and a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings. Instructor: Hana Velde Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests…

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Rescheduled: January Second Saturdays at DUMA

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

  Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. In January, Sandye of Fever City Puppeteers and Chuck Voight of the Hazel Green Opera will perform Little Red Space Helmet-Girl, a space age twist on a fairy-tale classic with a little science snuck in! Event Rescheduled for January 18th Due to Inclement Weather:January 11th: Fever…

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New Exhibition Opening/Member Preview

January 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10

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…

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Gallery Talk: Carrie Pearce

January 25, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Join Peoria, Illinois artist Carrie Pearce for a gallery talk about the paintings in her exhibition The Merry Makers. Pearce explores the unlimited realm of imagination in her latest series The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce. The exhibition features ten figurative oil paintings from the series and opens January 25 in the Dubuque Museum of Art's Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery.

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Art A La Carte: Art & Science – More Alike Than You Think

January 25, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Saturday, January 25th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin Donald Students will explore the connections between art and science. After a tour of the Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed exhibition, students will make their own artistic contribution to science by creating a science illustration using mixed media. CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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Art a la Carte: Drawing Basics II – Portraits

January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Thurs, January 30th 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Hana Velde Students will try out the techniques and tricks of portrait drawing, including the study of facial proportions and learn about the subtle shading needed to bring their portraits to life! Students have the option to create a self-portrait, study a classmate, or use a photograph as a portrait subject. CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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February 2020

Art a la Carte: Old School Selfies

February 7, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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One event on February 7, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Friday, February 7th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Ages 6-9 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin Donald Students will examine the history of self-portraits and compare them to the “selfies” of today. A self-portrait will be created using a “selfie” students have taken. CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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Art a la Carte: Art Talk Tool Kit

February 13, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on February 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Thursday, February 13th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin Donald Using the current exhibitions for inspiration, students will learn the basics of looking at and how to speak to others about the amazing world of art. Students will be invited to share their knowledge as docents during the Museum’s community Day in April! CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: How Fires Shaped Dubuque’s Downtown

February 20, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of presentations on Dubuque architecture. This noontime presentation will cover the fires that have affected Dubuque's architecture over the years. This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.  

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Art a la Carte: PU! Smelly Art

February 21, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on February 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Friday, February 21st 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin Donald Art can involve all of the senses. Explore how different artists use the sense of smell in their work, then create your own smelly masterpiece. CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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Art a la Carte: Clang Clang! – Noisy Art

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Saturday, February 22nd 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Ages 6-9 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin Donald Did you ever listen to a painting? Explore how different artists use sound in their work, then make your own noisy masterpiece. CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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March 2020

FLOW Lunch & Learn: Eric Schmechel

March 4, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Join us for a noontime presentation with Eric Schmechel, Urban Coordinator, Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation: Catfish Creek Watershed Management Program, in conjunction with the exhibition: Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi River Watershed. This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

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WGC Open House

March 5, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Women and children in Dubuque need you! Join us to learn about the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s Women’s Giving Circle and how you can be part of our work to improve lives in our community. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and the Dubuque Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce. RSVP by March 1 Admission: Women's Giving Circle non-members — FREE Women's Giving Circle members — $10 Members are invited to bring guests! REGISTER…

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First Fridays

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10.00

First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative and Inspire Cafe. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations~ March FF will feature Cellocentric, in partnership with the Dubuque Area Arts Council. $10 Admission (Members Free) Follow DUMA (DubuqueArt) on Facebook, Twitter (#DUMAfirstfridays), and Instagram for updates and to share your ideas for…

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11 FLOW Lunch & Learn: Mussels and Why They Matter

March 11, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Join us for a noontime presentation with National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Curator of Conservation Programs: Jared McGovern, and Educator: Caitlin Donald. "Mussels and Why They Matter" is presented in conjunction with with DuMA's exhibition: "Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi River Watershed." This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

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Art a la Carte: Painting Basics I – Tempera Fun

March 12, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

Thursday, March 12 4:00 - 4:50 PM Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Hana Velde Students will get a chance to study composition, brush use, color mixing, and color theory as we create simple, bold, and fun artwork using tempera paints. CLASS SIGN UP FORM DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

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Grant Wood’s Secrets

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

DR. SUE TAYLOR Professor Emerita of Art History Portland State University Hosted in conjunction with the Grant Wood Art Colony, University of Iowa. In Grant Wood’s Secrets, the title of her talk and new book, author and professor Sue Taylor incorporates original research and close readings of Grant Wood’s iconic, as well as lesser-known, artworks to reveal how the artist’s sometimes anguished psychology and art was shaped by his close relationship with his mother. Presenting Wood’s unfinished autobiography “Return from…

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CANCELED–Spring Break Art Camp: Making Many

March 16, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until March 17, 2020

One event on March 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on March 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$30 – $40

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced. Monday-Thursday, March 16-19 Section I: Grades K-3, M/T 9 AM - 12 PM Section II: Grades 3-6, W/TH 9 AM - 12 PM Cost: $30 Members, $40 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin…

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CANCELLED – FLOW Lunch & Learn: Source Water Protection

March 18, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS Please monitor our website for updates or rescheduled dates. Join us for a noontime presentation with Rebecca Ohrtman, Source Water Protection Coordinator at Iowa DNR Field Services Bureau, Manchester, IA. Source water is a river, lake or aquifer that supplies drinking water to the public. Source Water Protection is preventing contaminants from entering the source water. The area impacting the source water is called the “capture zone”. We all need…

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CANCELED — ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Dubuque’s Stained Glass Heritage

March 19, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Due to public health concerns, this event has been canceled. Please continue to check the website for updates regarding a potential make-up date for this presentation the future. DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of presentations on Dubuque architecture. This noontime presentation will cover Dubuque's beautiful stained glass heritage. This free event is open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch, as lunch will not be provided.

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CANCELED – FLOW Lunch & Learn: Mary Beth Stevenson

March 25, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

CANCELED: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and related travel restrictions, the Lunch and Learn programs for Wednesday, March 18 and 25 have been canceled. Please check this page for updates as they occur. Be well and stay healthy! Join us for a noontime presentation with Mary Beth Stevenson. Mary joined the City of Cedar Rapids in December 2019, and serves as the Watersheds & Source Water Coordinator. During this program Mary will discuss how the City of Cedar Rapids is…

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CANCELED-Painting Basics II – Dreamscapes

March 26, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced. Thursday, March 26 4:00 - 4:50 PM Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Hana Velde This class will focus on composition, brush use, color mixing, and color theory…

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CANCELED–K-8 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

March 26, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced.

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CANCELED-Ancient Artifacts: Cylinder Seals, Bead Making and Cave Painting

March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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One event on March 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced. Saturday, March 28 1:00 - 2:30 PM Ages 6-9 2:30 - 4:00 PM Ages 10-14 Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests Materials included Instructor: Caitlin Donald Students will explore early humans and their…

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April 2020

CANCELED-Clay Basics I – Clay Birds

April 2, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$15 – $20

The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 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 2 4:00 - 4:50 PM Ages 10-14 Cost: $15 Members, $20 Guests Materials included Instructor: Hana Velde Students will enjoy visualizing in three dimensions working with with air dry clay.…

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CANCELED-April First Friday

April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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The Dubuque Museum of Art offices and galleries will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Friday, April 3, 2020, and all events during this time postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit our website for updates as they are announced. First Fridays is a monthly, city wide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Other First Friday locations include: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Smokestack, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Upcycle Dubuque, Key City Creative…

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CANCELED–Slow Art Day 2020

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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. Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Why slow? When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries.…

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CANCELED–Lunch and Learn Series: Introduction to American Art

April 8, 2020 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Due to public health concerns, the Spring (April and May) Lunch and Learn  presentations with Carol Ehlers have been postponed. Please continue to check our website and events calendar for announcements regarding rescheduled dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.   Art Talk Series is from March – November 2020 Mark your calendars for the series of art talks, Introduction to American Art, offered between March and November of 2020. These talks are offered by Carol Ehlers, who is an Art…

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CANCELED–Second Saturdays at DUMA

April 11, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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. Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy.   Sponsored by Mediacom…

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CANCELED–Baby & Me Tours

April 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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. Babies and their caregivers are welcome to participate in a 30-minute tour of the Museum exhibitions, focused on shapes, colors and textures. Baby and Me tours are offered every month. Advance registration required. Register by calling the…

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CANCELED–YOUNG @ ART

April 14, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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. WHEN: Every second Tuesday of the month, toddlers ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or grandparent, are invited to the Museum to enjoy a merry time creating art. Please come dressed to get messy! Instructor: Hana Velde.…

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CANCELED–Clay Basics II – Solar Systems

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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…

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CANCELED–YP Night at the Museum

April 16, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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…

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CANCELED–Gallery Talk: Flow

April 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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  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.   Join artists Libby Reuter, Susan Knight, Jennifer Bates, and Anna Metcalfe for a gallery talk regarding their work in the current exhibit "Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi Water Shed." Free.

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April 2021

Slow Down Art Day 2021

April 10 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Join a movement! Slow Art Day is an international event encouraging people of all ages to visit museums and to look at art slowly. Why? To break out of your typical “go, go, go” routine. To learn about yourself, fellow participants, & the creative expressions of artists. To make discoveries about and forge connections with artwork. Participants are encouraged to examine at least five works of art for 10 minutes each and then talk, write or post to social media about their…

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