Cranes Taking Flight

Cranes Taking Flight

February 24 – May 10, 2015 — John James Audubon masterfully depicted the wildlife of 19th century America. Although primarily known for his stunning images of birds, he also created a series featuring four-legged mammals also called quadrupeds. Selections on view from MONA’s Audubon collection include two large-scale Sandhill crane prints in honor of that Read More

Glimpses of Emery Blagdon & His Healing Machine

Glimpses of Emery Blagdon & His Healing Machine

April 7 – July 19, 2015 — On his family farm outside of Stapleton, Nebraska, Emery Blagdon created a remarkable work known as the “Healing Machine.” Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing until his death in 1986, Blagdon artfully composed the wondrous “Machine” using bits of wire, beads, foil, paper, and other everyday materials

Nebraska Now: Marvel Maring, Artist Books

Nebraska Now: Marvel Maring, Artist Books

April 11 – June 28, 2015 — In her first solo exhibition at MONA, Omaha artist Marvel Maring brings her colorful and intricate handmade artist books filled with paintings of abstracted organic imagery. The books are juxtaposed with two-dimensional paintings and scrolls inspired by the “healing” scrolls found in the Coptic tradition of North Africa. Read More