Author: Gina Garden

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

Ruth Lillian Ratliff Addison

1912 Omaha Nebraska – 1980 Anaheim, California (Ruth Ratliff) A relatively unknown but obviously talented artist, Ruth Addison was first brought to public attention in Nebraska with the description of being “untrained.” However, the reviewer using that word, not once but twice, quickly turned it into a compliment. His name was Ernest Witte, and he Read More

John Falter’s Heroes

John Falter’s Heroes

August 23 – December 11, 2016 John Falter (1910-1982) was a native Nebraskan who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and The Art Students League of New York City. He was a successful illustrator before he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. Commissioned a lieutenant on special art assignments, Falter created more than 300 Read More

Spotlight On: David Stewart

Spotlight On: David Stewart

August 16 – November 13, 2016 Dave Stewart started his artistic career after a chance happening while working in the building housing the Art Department of Hastings College, Nebraska when a classroom assignment piqued his curiosity to create. Mostly self-taught, Stewart’s three-dimensional assemblages are reminiscent of the work of Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell while Read More

Nebraska Now: Watie White, Prints

Nebraska Now: Watie White, Prints

July 9 – October 2, 2016 Painter, printmaker, and public artist Watie White focuses within his artwork on narratives of the “absurd and obvious” or those that are “socially engaged.” White, an Omaha based artist, brings to MONA his large-scale public art linocut portraits as well as studio-based single-block woodcuts of detailed landscapes. Artist Talk Read More

Opal Adams Anderson

1911 Lincoln, Nebraska – A Nebraskan for only the first year of her life, Opal Anderson became a painter and sculptor. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, although her birth date is not known, and lived most of her life in Des Moines, Iowa. She married William C. Anderson and they lived at 113 Locust Read More