Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

Carol Sullivan, Executive Producer and Director of PBS series Craft in America will speak on Sunday, August 26 at 1:30 PM at the museum. Free.

The 100 Years Show Starring Carmen Herrera (2015) 40 minutes

Free showing of: The 100 Years Show Starring Carmen Herrera (2015) 40 minutes

Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the ’40s and ’50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday. In the lobby.

Dead Artists Series: Mark Twain

One of the Museum’s most anticipated semi-annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors.

This June, Doug Donald will portray Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Recent performances have been Standing Room Only. Come early to secure a seat! Doors open at 12:45 pm

Dali, Warhol, and O’Keefe, previous Dead Artists

View recordings of previous Dead Artist performances Here!

Artist Demo

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Handmade Craft Invitational, DuMA will feature a series of artist demos on selected weekends. No registration is required.

Saturday, June 23, 1-3 PM
Sam Schold. cigar box guitars

Saturday, July 14th, 1-3 PM
Paul Opperman, boot making

Saturday, August 18th, 1-3 PM
Patricia Lehnhardt, book making

Making the Connection: An Introduction to French Moderns

Making the Connection: An Introduction to French Moderns

A presentation by Carol Ehlers, Figge Art Museum Docent

Claude Monet: Marée Montante à Pourville, 1882, Brooklyn Museum,
Gift of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950, an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum, will be on view at the Figge Art Museum from October 6, 2018 to January 7, 2019.  Featuring 59 paintings and sculptures, the exhibition begins with the academic painters of the 19th century, such as Gerôme and Bouguereau, then moves on to artists who turned to nature for their inspiration, such as Corot, Millet and Boudin. It features works by all the leading Impressionists—Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Manet–and some lesser colleagues, such as Morisot, Sisley and Caillebotte, as well as artists from England, Italy and Germany who aligned themselves with the movement. Also included are iconic sculptural works by Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas. Their successors, such as Matisse, Bonnard and Chagall, pioneered new approaches to image-making, as did artists from elsewhere in Europe, such as Gabrielle Münter and Chaim Soutine, all included in the exhibition.

Get ready for the exciting exhibition! This 45-minute art talk offers an introduction to the traveling exhibition, with background on some of the artists and their styles.

For information: Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at 563 557 1851 or


Ticket to Dubuque: Multi-media program with Bob Dunn and Lou Fautsch

Ticket to Dubuque with Bob Dunn and Lou Fautsch

Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 pm

Ticket to Dubuque is a loving look at our city using original songs, photographs, and narration. It touches
on the city’s founding, its growth, its neighborhoods, its landmarks, the natural beauty of the hills & the
Mississippi River, and its ability to meet past and recent challenges.

Lunch and Learn: Dubuque’s Brewery Architecture

Presented by Duane Hagerty, CEO, Heritage Works Dubuque

Learn about the architecture and construction methods of Dubuque’s two important brewery complexes:  The Dubuque Brewing and Malting Complex (also known as the H&W Complex) and the Dubuque Star Brewery Complex.

Free. Feel free to bring a sack lunch (Lunch not provided)

Lunch and Learn: Dubuque’s Terra Cotta Buildings

This presentation will examine the use of architectural terra cotta in the construction of several of Dubuque’s iconic buildings, including The Cottingham and Butler Headquarters (former Security/Stampfers Building), the Security Building, the Fischer Building (former Bank & Insurance Building) and others.

Feel free to bring a sack lunch. (Lunch not provided) Free.

Presented by Duane Hagerty, CEO, Heritage Works Dubuque