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    Click here to purchase tickets for { Proof} } a play by David Auburn!

    • The play “Proof” by David Auburn may refer to a mathematical proof, but that is only one side of the equation, so to speak. The balance of the equation is ALL human experience, i.e., what needs to be present to prove one’s trust, dedication, or love for another.

      Set on the back porch of a home near the University of Chicago, we meet the four characters of the play — Robert, a university professor in mathematics known for his genius; Catherine, his twenty-something daughter who has inherited her father’s genius and perhaps his mental illness; Claire, Catherine’s sister, who hopes to do what’s best for Catherine; and Hal, a former student of Robert’s and math professor in his own right, who is trying to make sense of his feelings for Catherine, and Robert’s copious amount of notebooks.

      All the characters have something to prove and through the eloquent writing of David Auburn, are all relate-able and believable in their triumphs and struggles. Thought provoking, streaked with humor, and *award winning, “Proof” is a must see for “Big Bang Theory”fans and those wanting to deepen their theater experience.

      *Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2001; Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, 2001; Tony for Best Play, 2001



    • Friday, November 24 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm  

      Free and Open to the Public


      Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30pm | Maquoketa Art Experience

      Free and Open to the Public


      Session 1 :  Art as an Instrument of Change      


      “Art is a means by which a collective abstraction ̶   society ̶   acquires a memory and a conscience.”  E. B. Feldman

      Artists have raised their voices over the political, social, and cultural events of their times, providing a frame of reference for collective experiences of the individual and society in the process of incremental and revolutionary transformation. The course is an exploration of iconic masterpieces from the canon of art history ̶ alongside popular culture from the world of film, music, newspapers and television ̶ that provides an inquiry into the intersection of twentieth and twenty-first century milestones, crises, and creative vision.


      Morning in America: 1980 to the Present

                                   explores a more guerilla-style of activism in art with a social agenda. Social inequalities give rise

                                   to intersectionalism, and the contradictions of capitalism ̶ and the fall

                                   of Soviet communism ̶ reignite the antiwar movement at home and

                                   abroad. New, and more ephemeral, art forms emerge to give

                                   expression to contemporary concerns in the pre- and post-9/11 world.

      On the Road: Postwar America, Civil Rights, and Identity Politics

                                   or-the contradictory facets of post-war optimism and a prevailing sense

                                   of fatalistic existentialism as the arts and culture reflected growing

                                   prosperity and  a Cold War mindset.

      Patriotic Mythologies: The Great Depression and World War II

                                   looks at Depression-era American art, known as Regionalism or “Rural

                                   Modernism,” the isolationist 1930s and the Allies’ action on the world

                                   stage in the fight against Fascism, and the center of the art world

                                   moved to New York City.

      Birth of the Modern World: 1900 through World War I in Europe and America 

                                  traces early years of the last century, from the descriptive

                                  works of the Ashcan School painters through the modernists of the

                                  Alfred Stieglitz circle, from the editorial cartoonists of periodicals to

                                  Soviet film directors.

    • A free student run ART CLUB for high school students in the community.


      Come and see what it is about

      Let out your creative side in a fun environment

      When:  Every Tuesday Begins September 6th, 2016

      Time:  4-5 pm

      Where: Maquoketa Art Experience (124 S Main)

      A safe place for students: 

      To express themselves in creative ways

      To try new things

      To become the artist they want to become


    • This group meets the third Thursday of every month at MAE at 1:00 pm

      Come “zen” and doodle 

      Meet   *   Create   *   See


    • Every fourth Thursday of the month | 1-4pm | FREE

      Credit Classes for Teachers and Artists

      Bring any art project to work on during this four-hour time period.

      MAE can provide easels, computers, and drop cloths.

      Just bring your other materials and project(s).


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