Author: Gina Garden

Dwayne Wilcox: Visual / Language

Dwayne Wilcox: Visual / Language

June 11 – September 15, 2019 Renowned artist, Dwayne Wilcox, uses ledger paper to examine contemporary culture through a 19th century practice. Begun in the 19th century by Plains Indians in forced confinement during the Reservation Era, ledger artworks include paintings and drawings of Native American figures rendered on ledger paper. Wilcox, an enrolled member Read More

Compelled To Tell: Drawing

Compelled To Tell: Drawing

May 28 – September 22, 2019 In today’s technologically advanced world, sketching is still the best way to bring an idea to life. Artists draw what their minds see, whether it’s solving a design problem or communicating how they perceive the world around them. The process of drawing allows an artist to develop an idea, Read More

Sculpture Garden Series: Les Bruning

Sculpture Garden Series: Les Bruning

May 17 – October 6, 2019 The 2019 featured artist for MONA’s Sculpture Garden Series is Les Bruning, a nationally recognized sculptor who works in metal casting and welding. The focus for this exhibition is his large, totemic works, some that emit sound as well as light. Based in Omaha, Bruning’s career spans over 40 Read More

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 16 – May 12, 2019 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

Optical Chronicle III

Optical Chronicle III

April 17– 28, 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 the viewers with Read More

Optical Chronicle IV

Optical Chronicle IV

September 10, 2019 – April 26, 2020 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 fourth is how artists make functional objects and structure more pleasurable and elevate them or imbue them with meaning. These identified roles provide Read More

Junior Curator Show: Underscoring Line

Junior Curator Show: Underscoring Line

May 10 – July 9, 2019 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. The curation process begins with an exploration of the role Read More

MONA Archives

MONA Archives

January 29 – March 31, 2019 This exhibition features items from MONA’s archival and ephemera collection. While not often on view, these objects, letters of correspondence, and photographs give a broadened view of artists in the collection. MONA Archives Exhibition List