Matt Schlimm's artwork in "International Photography: Photos by UD Students, Staff, & Faculty" at the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery -- through November 30.

Through Thursday, November 30

Reception: Friday, November 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery, 2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque IA

With the exhibition on display through November 30, the gifts of artists ranging from teenagers to those numerous decades older will be equally highlighted when the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery presents the gorgeous and evocative fall showcase International Photography: Photos by UD Students, Staff, & Faculty.

Boasting everything from landscapes to cityscapes and poses with friends to eating with strangers, the more-than-300 photographs featured in International Photography: Photos by UD Students, Staff, & Faculty might easily ignite a passion for travel. Taken during study-abroad experiences, the photographs that will be on display in the exhibit highlight short-term, summer, and semester-long study-abroad programs available via the University of Dubuque faculty committed to international education, UD’s Department of Athletics, and partnership programs.

Colin Schmidt artwork

“Some people think an international study experience is like a game of chess, where calm and quiet strategy combines with taking one’s time to sort out the best move," said Alan Garfield, director of the art gallery and professor emeritus with the University of Dubuque. "But oh no. When you look at these action-packed photos by over 100 of our students, staff, and faculty since fall 2022, you’ll get the feeling of pure energy – if not chaos. You’ll see our students, staff, and faculty in Cuba, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom,"

The mission of the Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery is: to serve University of Dubuque students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community by bringing diverse exhibit to campus; to support the mission of UD by connecting visual arts to other disciplines via educational programming and collaborations; and to promote UD to the tri-state area and beyond by welcoming the public to attend (in person and virtually) the exhibits. The Bisignano Art Gallery is the programming arm and primary resource for the Digital Art and Design Department. The gallery features at least 10 original, in-house curated exhibitions per year. It also serves as the primary display space for students and faculty on campus, providing opportunities through juried student shows, Senior Thesis exhibitions, and faculty shows.

Brianne Arzbaecher artwork

A reception for International Photography: Photos by UD Students, Staff, & Faculty will be held in the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery on November 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and takes place in conjunction with that evening's Heritage Center concert event featuring the Vienna Boys Choir. The exhibit itself will be on display through November 30, with regular gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Admission is free, and more information is available by calling (563)589-3267 and visiting

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