Author: Gina Garden

NEBRASKA: Its Land, Its People

NEBRASKA: Its Land, Its People

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Read More

MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

January 16 – February 25, 2018 Over the last four years, the Museum of Nebraska Art has added over 300 artworks to its permanent collection including representational and non-representational paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and other media. While highlighting works new to the collection, this selection also recognizes the importance of donors and artists in expanding Read More

NEBRASKA: The Natural World

NEBRASKA: The Natural World

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Read More

Miriam (Mim) Anderson Worlock

1895, Kearney Nebraska ‒ 1985, Kearney, Nebraska View Artwork Described as a “Kearney woman who can sing, paint, take photographs, ride horses, climb mountains and is an expert at baking bread,” (Denney) Miriam Worlock successfully pursued her talent for landscape and still life painting as well as ink drawing. She “was the first Kearney artist Read More

Virginia Young Moon

1906, Valentine, Nebraska ‒ 1997, South Sioux City, Nebraska Painter of Nebraska landscapes, western states, and other countries, Virginia Young Moon was somewhat active as an artist when a young woman and in later years made it her primary activity. Virginia, born and raised on a large cattle ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, was the Read More

Jeanne Magafan

1916, Chicago, Illinois – 1952, Albany, New York (Jenne Magafan Chavez) Achieving national renown as a mural and easel painter, Jenne Magafan spent the early part of her life in Colorado. However, in the 1930s, she was in northeast Nebraska where she created a post office mural for the town of Albion. Jenne was then Read More