Author: Gina Garden

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 11 – May 7, 2017 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 different selection of art is Read More

Optical Chronicle

Optical Chronicle

July 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 In his book A World of Art, author Henry M. Sayre discusses the role of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the first is how artists help us see the world in new and innovative ways. These roles provide the viewer with a touchstone through which Read More

MONA: There’s An App For That

MONA: There’s An App For That

April 4 – July 16, 2017 The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) announces the launch of its new mobile app. With this new platform, 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 initial Read More

Dale Nichols: Nebraska Regionalist

Dale Nichols: Nebraska Regionalist

December 20, 2016 – April 2, 2017 Painter Dale Nichols, David City, Nebraska native and fourth among the Regionalists Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry, has a reputation for idyllic winter American farm scenes that are still very popular today. The exhibition, a selection of the Nichols Collection from Bone Creek Museum Read More

Nebraska Now: Charley Friedman, The New Deal

Nebraska Now: Charley Friedman, The New Deal

January 14 – April 2, 2017 A bevy of wax squirrels, felt hands, and a lighted doorway fill the Yanney Skylight Gallery in Charley Friedman’s first solo exhibition at MONA. Nebraska native Friedman, an artist not limited or defined by choice of media, reconfigures everyday objects and occurrences to question life and contemporary culture. Related Read More

Elizabeth Agness Callaway

1917, Fairbury, Nebraska ‒ 2009, Seward, Nebraska (Elizabeth Callaway Anderson) (Elizabeth Callaway Turnbull) View artwork One of Nebraska’s more creative, accomplished, and energetic women, Elizabeth Callaway was a painter, illustrator, printmaker, photographer, poet, published writer, mountain climber, and avid traveler. Her son, John Turnbull, described her as “never one to pass up a chance to Read More

Zenaide Luhr

1915, Omaha, Nebraska ‒ 2002, Omaha, Nebraska (Leone Zenaide Luhr) View artwork Known for her multi-media modernist art, for her many years of teaching in the public schools, and for a highly creative and active lifestyle, Zenaide Luhr made a large imprint on the arts culture of her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She was especially Read More

Velma Olga Novotny Armstrong

1913, Diller, Nebraska ‒ 2011, Fort Collins, Colorado Painter of Nebraska frontier scenes featured at the Homestead National Monument west of Beatrice, Nebraska, Velma Armstrong lived much of her long life in that region. Her paintings, according to the Omaha World-Herald, are “of special interest” and “depict the life of pioneer Nebraska homesteaders. All done Read More

Emma Belle Richart Freeman

1880, Burton’s Bend, Nebraska ‒ 1928, San Francisco, California Born and raised on the Nebraska frontier in the late 1800s, Emma Freeman, a young woman with artistic talent and ambition to ‘make it’ in a wider world, left her barely settled part of the frontier and ‘headed West.’ She moved to Denver before making a Read More

Eldora Pauline Lorenzini

1910, Weldona, Colorado ‒ 1993, Alliance, Nebraska Illustrator, muralist, fine art painter, and teacher, Eldora Lorenzini lived in Colorado and several southern states during much of her life, but she remains known in Nebraska for the mural she created in 1939 for the newly-built post office in Hebron. Titled Stampeding Buffaloes Stopping the Train, it Read More