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Dubuque Museum of Art

701 Locust St.
Dubuque  Iowa  52001
United States
(563) 557-1851
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Midwest Living Review

Barb Sanford
This small, attractive museum features regional artists, including Grant Wood, as well as traveling and temporary exhibitions.

When we visited the Dubuque Museum of Art, the temporary exhibit of Seward Johnson’s 25-foot-high God Bless America sculpture portraying the couple in Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic was teh first thing we saw. Temporary and traveling exhibits take up much of the space in the Dubuque Museum of Art, so check the museum's website to see what will be featured when you go.

The permanent collection, however, includes more than 2,100 works, most of which are paintings and works on paper. The museum says it has one of the largest and most diverse collections of Grant Wood's art in the world. It also has Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian photogravures and text and works from artists such as John Steuart Curry, Thomas Moran, Salvador Dali, Nicolai Fechin, Mauricio Lasansky, Louise Halliburton, Dorothy Rossiter and Arthur Geisert.

The museum’s popular Grant Wood Gallery always has Appraisal and Victorian Survival on display and rotates other of his pieces from its collection of about 40 works. When we were there, we saw some of the artist’s lithographs, metal found art flower pots called Lilies of the Alley and watercolors.  


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