Author: Gina Garden

Cranes Taking Flight

Cranes Taking Flight

February 4 – May 10, 2020 In honor of the annual Sandhill Crane migration through Central Nebraska, the Museum of Nebraska Art showcases artworks that pay tribute to this natural phenomenon. From painting and sculpture to prints and photography, artists have been inspired to render striking imagery depicting the literal and spiritual significance of this Read More

Nebraska Now: Celeste Butler

Nebraska Now: Celeste Butler

April 4 – July 5, 2020 Born and raised in Omaha, Celeste Butler is a self-taught fiber and textile artist, Quiltologist, and storyteller. Butler “breathes life back into broken, discarded, and devalued items” by creating quilts that incorporate hand-dyed processes and painting while using vintage fabrics, reclaimed clothing, and embellishments. The artist strives to “create Read More

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 21 – May 17, 2020 Budding artists from Kearney and surrounding school districts in central Nebraska are featured during four weeks in the spring when the Museum of Nebraska Art is sparkling with the creativity of young student artists ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. Each week a selection of art from different Read More

Spotlight On: Joyce Ballantyne

Spotlight On: Joyce Ballantyne

November 12, 2019 – February 16, 2020 Most known for her iconic 1959 Coppertone advertisement, Joyce Ballantyne’s career as an illustrator and artist spanned over six decades. Born in Norfolk, Nebraska and raised in Omaha, Ballantyne’s artistic endeavors ranged from creating calendar pin-up images and illustrations for Sports Afield magazine for nearly 20 years to Read More

Spotlight On: Leonard Thiessen

Spotlight On: Leonard Thiessen

July 26 – October 27, 2019 Leonard Thiessen, most remembered as an art critic for the Omaha World-Herald and the first director of the Nebraska Arts Council, left a lasting impact on Nebraska’s art scene. Spotlight On: Leonard Thiessen showcases many of his seldom-seen works in MONA’s collection. From paintings to prints, drawings to experimental Read More

Nebraska Now: Jen Bockelman, Fiber Art

Nebraska Now: Jen Bockelman, Fiber Art

July 13 – October 6, 2019 Using traditional embroidery techniques, Jennifer Bockelman “addresses themes of power and cultural identity as filtered through language.” Her work questions contemporary norms of what communities find important and how they’ve been conditioned to respond to the world and each other. Bockelman is an Adjunct Professor in the Art Departments Read More

Compelled To Tell: Drawing

Compelled To Tell: Drawing

May 28 – September 22, 2019 In today’s technologically advanced world, sketching is still the best way to bring an idea to life. Artists draw what their minds see, whether it’s solving a design problem or communicating how they perceive the world around them. The process of drawing allows an artist to develop an idea, Read More