ArchiTREK Ale & Architecture: Dubuque’s Urban Renewal

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture that will provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings.

Ale and Architecture consists of 90-120 minute walking tours of bars in the historic upper and lower Main Streets. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the route and can purchase their own drinks at each stop.

This evening walking tour will look at the urban renewal impact on Dubuque’s Main Street, this tour will begin at 6:00pm in the Riverboat Lounge.

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Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

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.

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.

ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Dubuque’s Urban Renewal

This noontime presentation will look at the Urban Renewal and its impact on Dubuque Architecture.
This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided.

Register Online

Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

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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

Talk with Judy Richardson

Judy Richardson will give a featured talk sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in conjunction with the Dubuque Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “African American Art in the 20th Century.”

Richardson was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, working on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organizing a “freedom school” for young people to work together across racial lines to achieve equal rights for all Americans.

She was associate producer of the seminal PBS series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement,” and with five other SNCC women activists, she edited “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC,” an anthology of memoirs by 52 women civil rights activists.

Location: Roosevelt Middle School
Time: March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 PM)

Title: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Little-Known Stories of the Civil Rights Movement  

Summary: Ms. Richardson will highlight the stories of the lesser-known people of the civil Rights Movement — the “ordinary” people who were both courageous and strategically brilliant; they were both the foot soldiers and the leaders.  Those like Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, E.D. Nixon, and Amzie Moore, among others, provided the grounding and the guidance that allowed the Civil Rights Movement to flourish.  These were the leaders who influenced us as young organizers in SNCC, the only national civil rights group founded and run by young people, such as Congressman John Lewis, then SNCC’s Chair.

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Gallery Talk: Virginia Mecklenburg

Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Mecklenburg, will present a gallery talk on the “African American Art In The 20th Century” exhibition that she curated.