The presentation begins with Sarah Humphreville, guest juror of the 2019 biennial exhibition, 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 will be on display May 18th to September 8th, with America’s River Re-Explored open April 27th to July 28, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.