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Bisignano Art Gallery Exhibit to Highlight Spartan Athletics

By University Relations Staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa - "Photo Finish: Sports Photography at UD" at the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery will put patrons in the front row of Spartan athletics. The exhibit is free and open to the public Saturday, September 9, 2023, through Friday, September 29, 2023.

"Photo Finish: Sports Photography at UD" will celebrate men's, women's, and co-ed sports at UD with over 80 images on display. Photographers include Hannah Bauch, a junior digital art and design major from Mount Carroll, Illinois; Noah Bullock (C'21), coordinator of the Bisignano Art Gallery; Mike Burley, of Mike Burley Photography; Brandon Heckendorf, graduate assistant for sports information; Alex McCombs (C'20, MMSM'22), assistant director of sports information; and Paul Misner, director of sports information.

UD is a member of the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C), the Midwest Lacrosse Conference, and the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. The University competes in the NCAA Division III, which is the NCAA's largest division, with 433 active schools and 44 voting conferences.

Today, UD has over 650 student-athletes and supports 23 sports as well as two non-NCAA affiliated teams. The newest additions to athletics are women's wrestling and men's and women's hockey.

"Sport is such an integral part of the University of Dubuque experience that I am just a bit surprised that it has taken this long for us, in the art gallery, to recognize the obvious - men and women playing sports at UD makes for some great photo experiences," said Alan Garfield, director of the art gallery.

Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The art gallery is also open in conjunction with all major events in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.

"Photo Finish: Sports Photography at UD" will also be available virtually at