Bisignano Art Gallery’s ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ to Open Dec. 1

Nov 20, 2017 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery will share the stories of student veterans in a special exhibit, “Making the Invisible Visible,” from Friday, Dec. 1, through Friday, Dec. 29, in the art gallery, Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

A reception will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

“Making the Invisible Visible” paired eight museum studies students with seven student veterans and a veteran alumnus who shared their stories and photographs to visually show how the military shaped their lives. The student veterans’ words will be on display, along with photographs, in the art gallery.

“The exhibit allows students veterans to tell their stories so that our students, faculty, staff, and the community understand that our student veterans are not like every other student. I want our student veterans to be recognized for what they have done,” said Alan Garfield, gallery director and professor of digital art and design who teaches the museum studies class.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the UD’s Sergeant Jeffrey B. Dodge Veterans Center and Dubuque Museum of Art.

Bisignano Art Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year. The gallery is also open in conjunction with all major events staged in John and Alice Butler Hall. The gallery adjoins lobby space serving Babka Theatre and Butler Hall. For more information, please contact Alan Garfield at 563.589.3717 or