Author: Gina Garden

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

Marilyn Belschner

Marilyn Belschner

1930, Beatrice, Nebraska – 2018, Chadron, Nebraska View Artwork Born March 7, 1930 in Beatrice, Nebraska, Marilyn Jean Fuller was the only child of Marion and Margaret Fuller. Her newly-married parents, a bus driver and a young school teacher, struggled to establish a home in the hard times that the Great Depression caused. Growing up Read More

Adornment

Adornment

September 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019 Adornment looks at how individuals and communities clothe, embellish, or alter their appearances through creative thought and artistic practices. The exhibition explores the ongoing need to create works as varied as filigreed jewelry, beaded traditional or contemporary Native American clothing, African American headdresses, tattoos, nail art, distinctive felt Read More

Winterscapes

Winterscapes

November 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 In celebration of the season, the exhibition Winterscapes showcases selected recent acquisitions along with longstanding collection works. Winter has its unique beauty – which has always inspired artists from photographers to painters. When it’s cold outside, experiencing winter scenes in the warmth of a MONA gallery is an Read More

Ethel Irene Blandin Haworth

1887, Macon Nebraska ‒ 1969, Canon City, Colorado (Ethel Irene Blandin) Born in Franklin County, Nebraska, Ethel Haworth would go on to become a landscape, western scene, and portrait artist as well as an art gallery owner. Leaving Nebraska at age 13 with her parents Joseph and Miranda (Nettleton) Blandin, the family moved to Eaton, Read More