Author: Gina Garden

Ethel Irene Blandin Haworth

1887, Macon Nebraska ‒ 1969, Canon City, Colorado (Ethel Irene Blandin) Born in Franklin County, Nebraska, Ethel Haworth would go on to become a landscape, western scene, and portrait artist as well as an art gallery owner. Leaving Nebraska at age 13 with her parents Joseph and Miranda (Nettleton) Blandin, the family moved to Eaton, Read More

Anna Marie Karnik Beran

(1891, Howells, Nebraska ‒ 1969, Omaha, Nebraska) As an artist specializing in landscapes and frontier scenes, Anna Marie Beran spent most of her life in Omaha, Nebraska. Though she lived in one of the largest cities in the state, she kept close ties to her hometown of Howells in northeastern Nebraska. As one of seven Read More

Katherine (Kate) Madeline Ball

1859, Reading, Pennsylvania – 1952, San Francisco, California Coming to Omaha, Nebraska in 1888 from the East Coast where she had attended the Cooper Union Art School in New York City, Katherine Ball began seven years with the Omaha Public Schools as writing and drawing teacher and art supervisor. From her first year in the Read More

Jean Jessie Baker

1903, Arcadia, Nebraska ‒ 1944, Los Angeles, California Nebraska born, Jean Jessie Baker had relocated to Los Angeles by the time she was age 13, where she had a distinguished reputation as a portrait and poster painter. She also carved out a place in the Los Angeles community as a poet and violinist. Her art Read More

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

February 26 – July 21, 2019 In Paul A. Johnsgard’s book, Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes, the author writes, “There is a river in the heart of North America that annually gathers together the watery largess of melting Rocky Mountain snowfields and glaciers and spills wildly down the eastern slopes of Colorado Read More

MONA Archives

MONA Archives

January 29 – March 31, 2019 This exhibition features items from MONA’s archival and ephemera collection. While not often on view, these objects, letters of correspondence, and photographs give a broadened view of artists in the collection.

Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking

Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking

April 13 – July 7, 2019 Lincoln artist Anne Burton explores historical modes of coded communication (war-coding; braille; and floriography, the Victorian-era enthusiasm for sending flowers to convey coded messages) through various printmaking processes. The resulting colorful, intricate prints contain imagery of circles, flowers, and clothing that reflect humanity’s search for identity while revealing a Read More

MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0

MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0

Launching its mobile app in 2017, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) continues to add content. Viewers browse through highlights from MONA’s permanent collection, listen to audio commentary, peruse a guide on how to look at art, and take a MONA quiz. This exhibition features the second selection of works for the MONA app – Read More