Author: Gina Garden

Maggie Andrews

1858, Omaha, Nebraska – (Margaret Andrews) Born in Nebraska Territory, Maggie Anderson was the third of six children of James H. and Margaret A. Andrews. Likely named for her mother, it appears she chose the nickname of Maggie as that is the way she is referenced in Edan Hughes’ books on early California artists and Read More

Vera Belle Arnold

1903, Hastings, Nebraska – 1978, San Bernardino, California A painter, sculptor, and teacher, Vera Arnold never married and, from her mid 30s, lived in California where she worked as an artist and art teacher. Vera was born in Nebraska, the oldest of three children of Ida Belle and Mason C. Arnold. When she was age Read More

Mary Labarre Angood

1889, Fremont, Nebraska – 1971, Omaha, Nebraska A long-time Omaha Central High School art instructor, Mary Angood was known for curriculum innovation including the addition of classes in etching, leather tooling, and weaving. At Central High, art was made a regular part of the curriculum after World War I, and four credits could be earned Read More

Emma M. Baegl

1896, Lincoln, Nebraska – 1998, Lincoln, Nebraska View artwork Painter, Emma Baegl was a frequent exhibiting member with the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, often showing still lifes. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to German parents, Barbara and John Baegl. Her father’s jobs were described in census records variously as ‘laborer,’ ‘fireman,’ and ‘boiler washer.’ Family Read More

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

May 24 – September 30, 2016 An artist’s selection and manipulation of size, media, and style are vital to the success of an artwork. This exhibition juxtaposes paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, and fiber works with consistent subject matter to serve as examples of the multi-faceted ways that artists convey meaning and ideas. Works included in Read More

Every Picture Tells a Story: Places

Every Picture Tells a Story: Places

May 27 – August 21, 2016 Narrative art through images evokes the power of the imagination, providing limitless opportunities for sensory, emotional, and personal interpretation, so viewers can discover their own unique story. For the annual series of exhibitions in the Postmaster Gallery, 2016 features Every Picture Tells a Story with three subjects in turn Read More

Spotlight On: Alice Cleaver

Spotlight On: Alice Cleaver

Alice Cleaver Aunt Nettie oil on linen, n.d. Gift of Jan Tynan in memory of husband Robert Tynan and his mother Helen Wheeler Tynan, Conservation by Merle Stalder Museum of Nebraska Art Collection May 10 – August 7, 2016 Alice Cleaver was one of Nebraska’s talented and well-trained early women artists. An 1895 graduate of Read More

Deeply Rooted: Studio Art Quilt Associates

Deeply Rooted: Studio Art Quilt Associates

April 19 – August 7, 2016 Deeply Rooted, a juried exhibition organized by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), explores the meaning of “roots” through the quilt medium. Thirty works are featured, all created by SAQA members from Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. SAQA, founded in 1989, is an organization of more than 3,000 fiber Read More