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.

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.

December will feature a screening of the 1966 animated version of the Grinch followed by an ornament making activity lead by the Hempstead Art Club.

Who knows… maybe the Grinch himself will make an appearance?

Second Saturday: ART in the PARK Snow Sculpting Event

Beat the winter blahs with a very special February Second Saturdays event!

Three professional snow-sculpting teams will compete to see who can carve the best snow creation, including a team from Dubuque who participated in last year’s U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition. The carving begins on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and ends at Noon on Saturday, Feb. 10, as the public event beings.

Join the Winter fun on Saturday, at Washington park directly in front of the Museum, and vote for your favorite sculpture. There will be both a “People’s Choice” award and a juried winner, announced at 3:45 PM.

But the fun isn’t only for the professionals! On Saturday, community members may try their hand at some sculptures of their own, either individually or in teams. Tools will be provided. Note that there will be a limited amount of snow-blocks available for carving.

In addition to the outside festivities, Second Saturdays continues inside the Dubuque Museum of Art. Take a break to warm up with some light refreshments and fun family art activities.

Please remember to dress warmly if you are planning on participating!

In the event of inclement weather, please contact the Dubuque Museum of Art at 563-557-1851 or call 563-580-2485 for event schedule changes.

This event sponsored by the City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and is supported by in-kind contributions from Sundown Mountain, Spahn & Rose Lumber Company, and JaMar Pattern, Inc., McCoy Trucking, and is a sanctioned WinterFun. Inc. contest.

Second Saturdays at DuMA are 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.

Clarke University drama students in “The Bully Show”

Second Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.  Clarke University drama students in “The Bully Show”

This fun and interactive gameshow-style production will challenge younger audiences to reconsider some of their assumptions about bullies and victims, to realize some of the consequences of bullying, and to stimulate further discussions on this issue.

Sponsored by Mediacom

Museum Matinee: Harry Who and the Chicago Imagists

Our Museum Matinee series features free art documentary screenings in our lobby area. After the movie, attendees are invited to tour the Museum’s current exhibitions without charge.

On Oct 21, we are showing:

Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists 2014
“In the mid-1960s, the City of Chicago was an incubator for a group of young artists known as the Imagists.”

Note: some themes and images in this film may not be suitable for children.

Lunch & Learn: Remnants of the West

Join DuMA for a gallery walk looking at selected works from the exhibition Remnants of the West: Edward S. Curtis and Mark James, with Executive Director David Schmitz, Associate Curator and Registrar Stacy Peterson, and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr. There is no charge for this event.

Time Capsules: Photography and Anachronism with George Slade

Join DuMA for Time Capsules: Photography and Anachronism, a lecture by photography historian and curator George Slade focusing on the Museum’s current exhibit Remnants of the West: Edward S. Curtis and Mark James.

Both Edward Curtis and Mark James use their photographic skills to transport us into other times and spaces. How do their images reflect photography’s unique capacity to represent history? This lecture will explore the question specifically in regards to Curtis and James, and more broadly as a phenomenon singular to the medium.

Lecture is free. Attendees are invited to tour the museum galleries and exhibit Remnants of the West after the talk at no charge.

Lunch and Learn with Ron Tigges

Ron Tigges, president of the Dubuque Camera Club, will discuss and show amazing in-camera techniques of creative photography, as seen in the featured exhibition, Dimensions of Photography, on view until October 29th. Our “Lunch and Learn” series of educational art-related programming are always free. Lunch is not provided, but you may bring in a brown bag lunch to eat during the presentation.

Roy Behrens Gallery Talk

In conjunction with the exhibition Razzle-Dazzle: World War I Camouflage Ephemera, collection owner Roy Behrens will speak about the little known use of designers, architects and artists (including Iowan Grant Wood) as army, navy, and civilian camouflage experts (called camoufleurs) during World Wars I and II.

A noted scholar on the aesthetics and history of camouflage, Behrens is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on the subject and has been described by Communication Arts magazine as “one of the most original thinkers in design.” His most recent book is Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City: Architectural Heart of the Prairie.

This program is free. Attendees are invited to tour the Museum’s current exhibitions after the talk for no charge.

Sponsored by Humanities Iowa

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. Always free!

April features Dreaming Allegiance Hip Hop with an audience-interactive performance at 1 PM, and an art activity in the classroom afterwards.

DuMA Second Saturdays with Dreaming Allegiance

Sponsored by Mediacom