The Dubuque Museum of Art will present two new exhibits this fall, highlighting the imagination of celebrated children’s book author and artist Arthur Geisert and the paintings of artist Alec Egan. Opening September 21st, in the Falb Family Gallery on the museum’s second floor, Arthur Geisert: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales will feature the original illustrations from Geisert’s latest work of fiction, “Pumpkin Island”, along with illustrations from his 2013 book “Thunderstorm”. The exhibit will bring Geisert’s books to life with more than 60 hand-colored etchings displayed alongside the artist’s drawings, videos, and hands-on activities for children and families. The exhibit continues through January 5, 2020. Born in Texas and raised in Los Angeles, Geisert relocated to Iowa in 2007 and today makes his home and studio in Elkader. A variety of public programs and events are planned in conjunction with the exhibition; details about each event will be shared via the Museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages and at www.dbqart.com.
Arthur Geisert, Pumpkin Island (detail), 2018, hand-colored, copper plate etching on paper, courtesy of Jack and Mantea Schmid Family, T2019.