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April 2019

Community/Family Day

April 13 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

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 @ 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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Youth Drawing Classes

April 28 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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May 2019

First Fridays

May 3 @ 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 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

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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Baby & Me Tours

May 14 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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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 museum at 563-557-1851  

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YOUNG @ ART

May 14 @ 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$3

WHEN: Every 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. TUITION: $3 per child per session. All supplies are furnished. Please call Margaret Buhr at 563.557.1851 Monday-Friday, or email mbuhr@dbqart.org for more information or to enroll a student. You must register by noon the day before. 

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ArchiTREK Ale & Architecture: Dubuque’s Urban Renewal

May 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Riverboat Lounge, 200 Main St
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$10 – $15

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture that will provide insights into Dubuque's historic buildings. Ale and Architecture consists of 90-120 minute walking tours of bars in the historic upper and lower Main Streets. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the route and can purchase their own drinks at each stop. This evening walking tour will look at the urban renewal impact on Dubuque's Main Street, this tour will begin…

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DubuqueFest Gallery 2019 Reception

May 17 @ 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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Dubuquefest: DuMA Art Tent

May 19 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Dubuque Museum of Art/Washington Park, 699 Locust St
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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DuMA will be hosting an art activity area during Dubuquefest in Washington park, Saturday, May 18 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, May 19 from 10 am - 4 pm. Visitors to the Dubuque Museum of Art's kids' art tent will have a chance to upcycle cardboard into several imaginative, unique, and useful projects.  From marionette puppets to cardboard cityscapes, treasure boxes to miniature pirate ships, come explore how recycled materials have unlimited creative potential! In addition, the…

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