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.

DuMA Family Art Carnival

Step right up for a creative community event for all ages!

Outdoor art activities, gallery tours, family art studio adventures. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and ice cream treats. Guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of the young and young at heart.

More information coming soon.

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.

Look & Learn: Artist Demo Paul Opperman & Boot Making

Join us at DuMA for a demonstration of boot making with Artist Paul Opperman.

Making a great fitting, stylish pair of boots takes all the skills of drawing, pattern making, sewing, and sculpting the lasts and heels to make a finished boot.

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, June 30, 1-3 PM
Paul Eshelman, slipstone pottery

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

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

Look & Learn: Artist Demo with Paul Eshelman

Join us at DuMA for a demonstration of the creation of slipcast stoneware with Artist Paul Eshelman.

The clay vessels of Eshelman pottery order and dignify human life. Clarity is given to simple forms by contrasting glazed and unglazed surfaces. Pure clean glazes render elegant presentation of food and drink.

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, June 30, 1-3 PM
Paul Eshelman, slipstone pottery

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

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

Dead Artists Series: Doug Donald as 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.

Doug Donald will play 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

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, June 30, 1-3 PM
Paul Eshelman, slipstone pottery

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

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

Artist Talk: Sandra Dyas

Artist Sandra Dyas will give a gallery talk on Tuesday, June 19 from 12:15-1 pm.

Dyas will discuss her exhibition, Lost in the Midwest: Photographs by Sandra Dyas, on exhibition from May 26-September 9, 2018.

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 mbuhr@dbqart.com

 

Film Series: The Woodmans (2010)

The Woodmans (2010) 1 hour 22 minutes

A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist’s work and candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca’s professional reputation eclipse their own.