Author: Gina Garden

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 17 – May 13, 2018 Budding artists from Kearney and surrounding school districts in central Nebraska are featured during four weeks in the spring when the Museum of Nebraska Art is sparkling with the creativity of young student artists ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. Each week a selection of art from different Read More

NEBRASKA: The Natural World

NEBRASKA: The Natural World

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Read More

Miriam (Mim) Anderson Worlock

1895, Kearney Nebraska ‒ 1985, Kearney, Nebraska View Artwork Described as a “Kearney woman who can sing, paint, take photographs, ride horses, climb mountains and is an expert at baking bread,” (Denney) Miriam Worlock successfully pursued her talent for landscape and still life painting as well as ink drawing. She “was the first Kearney artist Read More

Virginia Young Moon

1906, Valentine, Nebraska ‒ 1997, South Sioux City, Nebraska Painter of Nebraska landscapes, western states, and other countries, Virginia Young Moon was somewhat active as an artist when a young woman and in later years made it her primary activity. Virginia, born and raised on a large cattle ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, was the Read More

Jeanne Magafan

1916, Chicago, Illinois – 1952, Albany, New York (Jenne Magafan Chavez) Achieving national renown as a mural and easel painter, Jenne Magafan spent the early part of her life in Colorado. However, in the 1930s, she was in northeast Nebraska where she created a post office mural for the town of Albion. Jenne was then Read More

Anna E. Reid Hall

1857, Julian, Nebraska ‒ 1928, Lincoln, Nebraska (Mrs. F.M. Hall) One of early Nebraska’s most vital crusaders for the arts, Anna Hall was also an artist herself and an informed art collector. As a long-time resident of Lincoln married to a prominent attorney, she had an extensive list of accomplishments: organizer of the first private Read More

Sculpture Garden Series:  Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

Sculpture Garden Series: Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

On view through September, 2018 Artwork by three of Nebraska’s most prominent sculptors, Catherine Ferguson, Charley Friedman, and Jun Kaneko, are featured in the MONA Hillegass Sculpture Garden. At the entrance, viewers are greeted by a ceramic, larger-than-life, black and white ‘head’ sculpture by world-renowned ceramicist and Omaha-based artist, Jun Kaneko. This work is on Read More

Cranes Taking Flight

Cranes Taking Flight

February 17 – May 13, 2018 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

MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

Over the last four years, the Museum of Nebraska Art has added over 300 artworks to its permanent collection including representational and non-representational paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and other media. While highlighting works new to the collection, this selection also recognizes the importance of donors and artists in expanding MONA’s collection. The resounding theme of Read More