Author: Gina Garden

Nebraska Now: Sandra Williams: Anthropocene Blues: Nature and the Social Imagination

Nebraska Now: Sandra Williams: Anthropocene Blues: Nature and the Social Imagination

Sandra Williams, Associate Professor of Art in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, creates two-dimensional cut-paper works that explore the concept of ecotone: an area where two communities meet and integrate. By focusing on flora, fauna, and figures and using folklore as a reference, Williams aims to look at the Read More

Fred Otnes: A Collage

Fred Otnes: A Collage

Fred Otnes’s collage works have appeared on magazine covers, movie posters, and postage stamps. Born in Junction City, Kansas in 1925, the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska when Fred was still a child. He began working as an artist at The Lincoln Journal as a teenager where he later credited his early interest in graphics Read More

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Through his photographs and writings, Wright Morris – one of America’s most admired novelists, captured the tone and tenor of America’s heartland in the mid-20th century. This exhibition is a selection of Morris’s most beloved photographs, many from his books, The Home Place and The Inhabitants, that display a deep regard for the land and Read More

Optical Chronicle IV

Optical Chronicle IV

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 viewers with a touchstone through which they Read More

Cranes Taking Flight

Cranes Taking Flight

February 4 – May 10, 2020 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

Compelled To Tell: Contrast

Compelled To Tell: Contrast

October 1 – January 26, 2020 During the making process, multiple visual possibilities are resonating in the mind of an artist. Simultaneously, instinct and conscious thought compel the artist. Creating visual contrasts through juxtaposing use of color, shape, or texture opposites; scale variation; or dramatic light are an effective way to emphasis meaning and enhance Read More

Threaded

Threaded

October 1, 2019 – February 9, 2020 Threaded displays the depth and breadth of the quality of Nebraska-related fiber arts spanning over 100 years and includes quilts, sculptural hangings, wearables, weavings, and rugs, among other fiber based artworks. This exhibition is a survey of works selected from the MONA collection as well as those on Read More