Author: Gina Garden

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

Dwayne Wilcox: Visual / Language

Dwayne Wilcox: Visual / Language

June 11 – September 15, 2019 Renowned artist, Dwayne Wilcox, uses ledger paper to examine contemporary culture through a 19th century practice. Begun in the 19th century by Plains Indians in forced confinement during the Reservation Era, ledger artworks include paintings and drawings of Native American figures rendered on ledger paper. Wilcox, an enrolled member Read More

The Lundeen’s: A Divine Collaboration

The Lundeen’s: A Divine Collaboration

August 27, 2019 – February 2, 2020 In 2015, the Lundeen studio was commissioned to create several sculptures for The Cloisters on the Platte, a religious and silent retreat center conceived by philanthropist Joe Ricketts and located on the Nebraska prairie. The bronze figures consist of some of the most complex representations of the Stations Read More

Compelled To Tell: Contrast

Compelled To Tell: Contrast

October 1 – January 26, 2020 During the making process, multiple visual possibilities are resonating in the mind of an artist. Simultaneously, instinct and conscious thought compel the artist. Creating visual contrasts through juxtaposing use of color, shape, or texture opposites; scale variation; or dramatic light are an effective way to emphasis meaning and enhance Read More

Threaded

Threaded

October 1, 2019 – February 9, 2020 Threaded displays the depth and breadth of the quality of Nebraska-related fiber arts spanning over 100 years and includes quilts, sculptural hangings, wearables, weavings, and rugs, among other fiber based artworks. This exhibition is a survey of works selected from the MONA collection as well as those on Read More