Officials with KDTH/Radio Dubuque and the Dubuque Museum of Art announced today that the former KDTH Building, located at 346 West 8th St. in downtown Dubuque, has been sold. The Dubuque Museum of Art purchased the building from KDTH/Radio Dubuque. A number of private donors came forward to make the purchase possible. Plans for the former radio station building are still being developed. In 2014, the museum commissioned an expansion study that analyzed a number of options for enlarging the organization’s current facility at 701 Locust St., where it has operated since 1999.
Tom Woodward, CEO & President of Woodward Communications, Inc., which owns the parking lot located adjacent to the Dubuque Museum of Art and the KDTH building, is excited about the possibilities.
The Dubuque Museum of Art (DuMA), founded in 1874 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is Iowa’s oldest cultural institution. Named a national affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in 2016, DuMA’s mission is to excite, engage, and educate constituents through the presentation of collections, exhibitions, and programming; to form mutually beneficial partnerships to enhance the role of the arts within our community; and to adhere to professional museum standards in all operations. DuMA is located across from Washington Park in historic downtown Dubuque at 7th and Locust St.