Author: Gina Garden

Elizabeth Agness Callaway

1917, Fairbury, Nebraska ‒ 2009, Seward, Nebraska (Elizabeth Callaway Anderson) (Elizabeth Callaway Turnbull) View artwork One of Nebraska’s more creative, accomplished, and energetic women, Elizabeth Callaway was a painter, illustrator, printmaker, photographer, poet, published writer, mountain climber, and avid traveler. Her son, John Turnbull, described her as “never one to pass up a chance to Read More

Zenaide Luhr

1915, Omaha, Nebraska ‒ 2002, Omaha, Nebraska (Leone Zenaide Luhr) View artwork Known for her multi-media modernist art, for her many years of teaching in the public schools, and for a highly creative and active lifestyle, Zenaide Luhr made a large imprint on the arts culture of her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She was especially Read More

Velma Olga Novotny Armstrong

1913, Diller, Nebraska ‒ 2011, Fort Collins, Colorado Painter of Nebraska frontier scenes featured at the Homestead National Monument west of Beatrice, Nebraska, Velma Armstrong lived much of her long life in that region. Her paintings, according to the Omaha World-Herald, are “of special interest” and “depict the life of pioneer Nebraska homesteaders. All done Read More

Emma Belle Richart Freeman

1880, Burton’s Bend, Nebraska ‒ 1928, San Francisco, California Born and raised on the Nebraska frontier in the late 1800s, Emma Freeman, a young woman with artistic talent and ambition to ‘make it’ in a wider world, left her barely settled part of the frontier and ‘headed West.’ She moved to Denver before making a Read More

Eldora Pauline Lorenzini

1910, Weldona, Colorado ‒ 1993, Alliance, Nebraska Illustrator, muralist, fine art painter, and teacher, Eldora Lorenzini lived in Colorado and several southern states during much of her life, but she remains known in Nebraska for the mural she created in 1939 for the newly-built post office in Hebron. Titled Stampeding Buffaloes Stopping the Train, it Read More

Ruth Olive Rosekrans Hoffman

1926, Denton, Nebraska ‒ 2007, David City, Nebraska (Rosekrans Hoffman) (Ruth Rosekrans) Born and raised in Nebraska and returning to the state for the last years of her life, Ruth Rosekrans Hoffman was an illustrator of more than 30 children’s books, songbooks, and textbooks. Indeed her name was known far beyond her home state, which Read More

Grant Reynard: Prints

Grant Reynard: Prints

November 22, 2016 – March 19, 2017 Grant Reynard, Nebraska painter and illustrator, was also a prolific printmaker. MONA has the largest collection of Reynard’s work and archives in the world. This exhibition features the process of printmaking from preliminary sketches, drawings, and plate engraving to the finished artwork.

Mujeres

Mujeres

October 18, 2016 – February 12, 2017 Mujeres, translated to “women” in English, is the first exhibition in Nebraska to focus on the shared existence of five contemporary artists: all women, all Latino, and all connected to the state. The artists selected are Claudia Alvarez, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Linda Garcia-Perez, Reneé A. Ledesma, and Sandra Williams. Read More

Every Picture Tells a Story: Play

Every Picture Tells a Story: Play

August 26, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Narrative art through images evokes the power of the imagination, providing limitless opportunities for sensory, emotional, and personal interpretation, so viewers can discover their own unique story. For the annual series of exhibitions in the Postmaster Gallery, 2016 features Every Picture Tells a Story with three subjects in Read More

Bil Baird: The Art of Puppetry

Bil Baird: The Art of Puppetry

September 27, 2016 – January 22, 2017 Bil Baird was born in Grand Island Nebraska and grew up in Mason City, Iowa. In his early teens, Baird began creating puppets and giving performances in his parent’s home. After graduating from the University of Iowa and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, he formed the Baird Read More