Bisignano Art Gallery Reopens with “Art During the Pandemic”

Sep 1, 2020 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery has reopened with its first exhibit of the season titled “Art During the Pandemic.”

The exhibit features work completed by 18 tri-state area artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the works are political, some are medical, some deal with racial justice, and some have minimal interest in the current social bubble.

“One of the many functions of art is to create a mirror allowing us to look at ourselves through artwork. Artists consume their environment, and they are consumed by it,” said Alan Garfield, gallery director and chair of the department of digital art and design.

“Art During the Pandemic” is free to the public. The exhibit will be open through Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the gallery, Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. Until further notice, no more than 10 patrons are allowed in the gallery at one time. Patrons should wear a face covering.

New this year, each exhibit will also be displayed virtually with photos, artists’ statements, and video tours. Patrons can visit “Art During the Pandemic” virtually at