Author: Gina Garden

Optical Chronicle III

Optical Chronicle III

November 16, 2018 – April 21, 2019 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 third is how artists make a visual record of the people, places, and events of their time and place. These identified roles provide Read More

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

July 31 – November 4, 2018 Olga Stepanek, a late-in-life artist with no formal artistic education, found inspiration in places she visited and the books she read. An experimental artist, she utilized objects deemed worthless and without any further use. In her life time, Stepanek created over 1,500 metal collages, and several fabric pieces, and Read More

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

July 7 – October 7, 2018 Omaha artist Camille Hawbaker investigates and dissects language in her fiber-based artworks. Hawbaker burns, weaves, prints, and sews text into her organically composed works that cause us to reevaluate our everyday use of words. 2018 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.  

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

May 22 – September 23, 2018 This new series of overarching-themed exhibitions explores how artists are compelled to articulate humankind’s living presence. The instinct to make is truly a significant narrative. Advancements, memories, and beauty are conveyed in the form of interpretations that are passed on from generation to generation, and artworks signify who we Read More

Sculpture Garden Series:  Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

Sculpture Garden Series: Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

On view through September 16, 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 Read More

Reinhold Marxhausen

Reinhold Marxhausen

May 26 – September 9, 2018 Reinhold Marxhausen was a nationally regarded multi-faceted artist and highly lauded Professor of Art at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska for 40 years. While he worked in photography, mosaic, painting, sculpture, and found-object art, it was his sound art that brought him national acclaim. In collaboration with Concordia University, Read More

Winterscapes

Winterscapes

November 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 In celebration of the season, the exhibition Winterscapes showcases selected recent acquisitions along with longstanding collection works. Winter has its unique beauty – which has always inspired artists from photographers to painters. When it’s cold outside, experiencing winter scenes in the warmth of a MONA gallery is an Read More

Nebraska Now: Larry Gawel, Land : Mine

Nebraska Now: Larry Gawel, Land : Mine

October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Larry Gawel uses black and white film photography and tintypes, a traditional practice from the 1860s and ‘70s, to juxtapose the flora and fauna of Nebraska and Japan. Gawel specifically looks to hunting and harvest practices in the United States and the Japanese landscape to explore individual’s response Read More

Adornment

Adornment

September 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019 Adornment looks at how individuals and communities clothe, embellish, or alter their appearances through creative thought and artistic practices. The exhibition explores the ongoing need to create works as varied as filigreed jewelry, beaded traditional or contemporary Native American clothing, African American headdresses, tattoos, nail art, distinctive felt Read More