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.

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.

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.

Mark James Gallery Talk

Mark James, What is a Photograph… Really?

Join photographer Mark James for a gallery talk coinciding with new exhibit: Remnants of the West: Photographs by Edward S. Curtis and Mark James.  Talk is free and attendees are invited to tour the museum after the talk for no additional charge.

Amanda Burdan Gallery Talk

Free program featuring guest juror Amanda Burdan, associate curator at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Burdan will speak in depth about her curation background and her process as a juror to select the participants of the 2017 DuMA Biennial Exhibition. Feel free to tour the galleries free of charge after the talk.