Dubuquefest: DuMA Art Tent

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 Museum will be open extended hours on Saturday, May 18th, from 10 AM – 4 PM.

 

Second Saturdays at DUMA

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

Community/Family Day

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 was a student of Grant Wood and among the first MFA graduates from the University of Iowa, which recently named a dormitory hall in her honor.

-Performance by the Dubuque Dream Center Gospel Choir & Dance Troupe: 3 pm

The exhibition and Free Community Day are sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank and their Junior Banker program. Additional support was provided by Runde Auto Group, which is sponsoring free admission to the DuMA on Saturday mornings during the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market.

African American Art in the 20th Century continues at DuMA through April 21, 2019.

Loïs Mailou Jones, Moon Masque, 1971, oil and collage on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist.

K-8 Student Art Opening

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.

Second Saturdays – University of Iowa Latin Jazz Ensemble

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

Second Saturdays at DUMA

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

2019 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition

Saturday, January 26, 2019, Washington Park
Free!

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

Second Saturdays at DUMA

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

Second Saturdays: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Movie

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

Second Saturdays at DUMA

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