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

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.

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

Hidden Figures 
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 one of the greatest operation in history—the launch of astronaut, John Glenn into the orbit.

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.

African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Anthony Allen

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.

Colored Frames – A Visual Art Documentary Screening

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 African-American artists, and a discussion of modern sociopolitical topics focused on race, gender, and class. Running time: 60 minutes

Warning: Mature Language. Free.

Exhibition Opening/Member Preview

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”.

 

 

African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Tom LoGuidice

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.