Gallery Talks: Sarah Humphreville and Thomas Paquette

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM

Join us for a joint gallery talk for two new DUMA exhibitions: 2019 DUMA Biennial and Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored.

The presentation begins with Sarah Humphreville, juror of the 2019 DUMA Biennial, and will be followed by artist Thomas Paquette regarding his exhibition America’s River Re-Explored, Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf.

The 2019 DUMA Biennial is open through September 8th. America’s River Re-Explored is open through July 28, 2019.

Sarah Humphreville has been part of the Whitney curatorial department since 2012 and has worked on exhibitions such as Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, and American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

Sarah Humphreville, 2019 DUMA Biennial juror

Thomas Paquette graduated from Bemidji State University with a B.F.A. degree in painting in 1985, and has painted full-time since 1988, when he earned his M.F.A. degree in painting on full fellowship from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Paquette’s landscape paintings have been exhibited across the United States, and were featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions at prominent art galleries in Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C.

Thomas Paquette

Third Thursday Tour

Join Curator, Stacy Peterson and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr for an informal tour of the “African Art in the 20th Century” from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art. Included will be a a brief history of African American art and stories about the artists and their creative process. You will be encouraged to share your insights about this remarkable exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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

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.

Louise Kames Gallery Talk

Gallery walk through of Just to Live is Holy exhibition and Louise Kames’ Dear Mother installation.

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

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.

Gallery Talk – “Charles Thwaites: An American Journey” with Graeme Reid

Join Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, for a gallery talk in conjunction with DuMA’s new exhibit: Charles Thwaites: An American Journey.

From Milwaukee’s burlesque houses to Mabel Dodge Luhan’s Pink House in Taos, Charles Thwaites quietly went about recording his surrounds with a keen eye and a rare talent. This talk will trace Thwaites’ artistic journey from a chance encounter with an artist at UW Madison in the 1920s, to being at the epicenter of New Mexico’s cultural life in the 1950s, revealing an artist completely in tune with the shifting artistic landscape in America in the middle decades of the 20th century.

Charles Thwaites: An American Journey is supported in part by Mosaic Lodge No. 125 and American Trust & Savings Bank.

Gallery Talk with Photographer Noah Doely

Join the artist for a gallery talk regarding his exhibition: OUT OF DARKNESS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NOAH DOELY.

Noah Doely is Assistant Professor of photography at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where he also earned a BFA in sculpture before completing and MFA in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego.

This program is free.

OUT OF DARKNESS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NOAH DOELY is open through FEBRUARY 4, 2018, and is sponsored by Cottingham and Butler.

Image: Noah Doely, Untitled #1 from the series Above & Below, 2013, archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 20×35 in., collection of the artist.

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

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.