Author: Gina Garden

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Through his photographs and writings, Wright Morris – one of America’s most admired novelists, captured the tone and tenor of America’s heartland in the mid-20th century. This exhibition is a selection of Morris’s most beloved photographs, many from his books, The Home Place and The Inhabitants, that display a deep regard for the land and Read More

Compelled to Tell: Repetition

Compelled to Tell: Repetition

Compositional arrangements of repeating shapes, lines and colors are often utilized to create a dynamic rhythmic energy in an artwork. These vibrating visual rhythms suggest or emphasize a range of feelings and ideas, or dramatic tension if presented in an irregular or asymmetrical manner. Through a range of mediums and techniques this exhibition presents a Read More

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions focuses on a selection of artworks from over 250 accepted into MONA’s permanent collection since 2018. This group includes paintings, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, among other media created over a span of 150 years. Some works included in Here and Now are familiar to our MONA visitors, such as Nancy Read More

Nebraska Now: Sandra Williams: Anthropocene Blues: Nature and the Social Imagination

Nebraska Now: Sandra Williams: Anthropocene Blues: Nature and the Social Imagination

Sandra Williams, Associate Professor of Art in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, creates two-dimensional cut-paper works that explore the concept of ecotone: an area where two communities meet and integrate. By focusing on flora, fauna, and figures and using folklore as a reference, Williams aims to look at the Read More

Fred Otnes: A Collage

Fred Otnes: A Collage

Fred Otnes’s collage works have appeared on magazine covers, movie posters, and postage stamps. Born in Junction City, Kansas in 1925, the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska when Fred was still a child. He began working as an artist at The Lincoln Journal as a teenager where he later credited his early interest in graphics Read More

Optical Chronicle IV

Optical Chronicle IV

Author Henry M. Sayre in his book A World of Art discusses the various roles of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the fourth is how artists make functional objects and structure more pleasurable and elevate them or imbue them with meaning. These identified roles provide viewers with a touchstone through which they Read More

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