Author: Gina Garden

Ethel Magafan

1916, Chicago, Illinois ‒ 1993, Woodstock, New York (Ethel Magafan Currie) A painter in both realist and abstract styles, Ethel Magafan gained special attention in Nebraska for the excellence of the mural, Threshing, which she created for the post office building in Auburn in the 1930s. It was part of a federal art program during Read More

Nebraska Now: Mallory Wetherell, Ceramics

Nebraska Now: Mallory Wetherell, Ceramics

July 8 – October 1, 2017 South Carolina native and University of Nebraska at Kearney Assistant Professor of Art Mallory Wetherell unflinchingly uses her body as subject in her most recent drawings and ceramics. Wetherell’s work compels viewers to consider the female form: wives, mothers, sisters, friends, companions, or self in light of contemporary societal Read More

Nebraska Now: Sarah Rowe, Installation

Nebraska Now: Sarah Rowe, Installation

October 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Omaha artist Sarah Rowe “addresses issues of self-identity and exploitation of natural resources” within her artwork. By merging paintings, castings, fiber, sculpture, and performance along with Native American ritual, Rowe, of Lakota and Ponca descent, opens “meaningful cross cultural dialogues” with her large-scale installations. Artist Talk and Reception: Read More

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships

May 19 – August 20, 2017 In 2016, the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) awarded its Individual Artist Fellowships to 10 Nebraska visual artists. The artists recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award were Sarah Berkeley, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Josh Johnson, Bradley Peters, and Angie Seykora. Those who received the Merit Awards were James Bockelman, Charley Friedman, David Read More

Junior Curator Show: Light & Color

Junior Curator Show: Light & Color

May 12 – July 30, 2017 A select group of high school students works with the Museum of Nebraska Art staff to conceptualize, select, and install an exhibition of artworks drawn from MONA’s collection. The experiential learning expands their knowledge of art, museums, and careers. Light & Color explores how artists use light to represent Read More