Famous Dead Artist: Corita Kent

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.

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!

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Fall Into Art 2018

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
  • The Smokestack
  • StudioWorks
  • University of Dubuque’s Off-site Exhibit
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Off-site Exhibit

A combination of gallery owners, curators, educators, students, and working artists will welcome you into their spaces to share their collections of paintings, pottery, photography, mixed media art,
installation art, design graphics, and more.

The Fall Into Art Gallery Tour is open to the public and FREE of charge.

Participants may tour the 10 art locations in any order by walking, biking, riding, or driving.
On Friday evening we are offering our free shuttle service, courtesy of Premier Bank, to all 10 galleries. The trolleys will make loops, with one stopping at each participating gallery approximately every 25 minutes.

Community Day/Smithsonian Museum Day Live

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 sculpture Irene
  • Viewing and celebrating community mural project, created by Little Luxuries and artist Chelsea Tapia

10 am-Noon

  • Complimentary coffee and donuts

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

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 canvas. We will watch “Loving Vincent” at the Dubuque Museum of Art, after DuMA Education Director Margaret Buhr talks about Van Gogh’s life and work.

The movie is 1 hour 35 minutes long, and is rated PG-13 for “mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking.” For more information, please call Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 563-589-4225 or visit www.dubuque.lib.ia.us, or call the Dubuque Museum of Art at 563-557-1851 or visit http://dbqart.com.

Movie at the Museum: Toy Story

In partnership with US Bank, DuMA presents Movie At The Museum with a screening of “Toy Story”. Bring a blanket, grab some popcorn and settle in with family & friends to watch a free movie at Washington Park.

Toy Story (1995) 1h, 21 minutes
Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.

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.

September Second Saturday: The Schumacher Family Band
September 8, 1 pm
The Schumacher family band plays everything — from bluegrass, gospel, blues, country and rock music — with bluegrass instruments.

Sponsored by Mediacom

Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

A Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

Sunday, August 26th
1 PM – 2 PM

Carol Sauvion, creator and producer/director of the award-winning PBS series “Craft in America”, will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Handmade Craft Invitational.” Ms. Sauvion has operated Freehand, a Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft, for 37 years.

The exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continues through September 9, 2018.

Free Admission