Calendar of events

September 21, 2019
  • Untutored Life Drawing
    Starts: 3:15 pm

    Location: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA


    Description:

    Untutored Life Drawing

    This untutored life drawing class offers access to experienced models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is offered at these sessions, which are aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.

    Four Saturday Sessions
    Session 1
    – September 14 & 21
    Session 2
    – October 19 & 26
    Session 3 – November 9 & 16
    Session 4 – December 7 & 14
    Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Age: 18+
    Cost: $24 for each two-class session (MONA members), $30 (non-members)
    Register by: each prior Friday
    Full payment is required in advance to pay for model.

September 22, 2019
  • Compelled To Tell: Drawing - Closes Today
    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Location: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA


    Description:

    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, freely with no fear, since there are no rules. A sketch may take one minute to complete, while a drawing is usually a more complex approach. Drawing is the most helpful and fundamental approach to thinking and expressing oneself visually. It reveals an artist’s thought process and provides the opportunity to endless possibilities.

September 23, 2019
September 25, 2019
  • Collection Connection
    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Location: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA


    Description:

    Michael James: Quilting Icon
    Wednesday, September 25 • 2:00 p.m.

    Michael James permanently changed perceptions about the purpose and language of quilt making. In 1973 he graduated with an MFA in painting and printmaking from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. However no longer feeling inspired by the process of painting, he moved toward spending his time experimenting with quilt block patterns, color theory and design. By applying his existing knowledge of art history to a tradition that was experiencing a rebirth of interest, James was able to produce innovative quilts, with modern new designs. His teaching and quintessential quiltmaker’s handbooks have encouraged a generation of global makers to express themselves with textiles in a way that has never happened before. Currently Michael James is the Ardis James Professor and Chair, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Threaded, October 1, 2019 – February 9, 2020.
    FREE and open to the public

September 26, 2019
  • MONA Guild Fall Event/Speakeasy
    Starts: 11:30 pm

    Location: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA


    Description:

    "A little party never hurt nobody . . . "

    Join the MONA Guild for a fun-filled evening, of “puttin on the Ritz”
    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    6:30 p.m. • Doors Open

    6:30-8:30 p.m. • Silent Auction

    The Scene:
    • Hors d’oeuvres
    • Signature Prohibition Cocktail, Wine & Beer
    • Libation Lotto (buy a chance for $20 and get a bottle of liquid libation!)
    • Silent Auction
    • Live Jazz Music
    • Interactive Magic
    • Sweeteasy Dessert Bar

    You are welcome to come as a flapper, come as you are, come as a gangster, or a silent screen star, it will be fun no matter how you dress!

    To benefit the Museum of Nebraska Art • $50 per person

    Don’t get behind the Eight Ball! Please R.S.V.P. by September 19, 2019

September 27, 2019
  • Yoga at MONA
    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Location: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA


    Description:

    Yoga at MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 500, 200, YACEP Yoga Alliance Certification

    Combine the unique energy of the visual arts with a physical and spiritual experience. For this progressive yoga, no previous experience is required, and all levels are welcome. Participants must be able to move from standing to floor poses without difficulty. Practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Marsha is also certified in yoga for heart disease, meditation, and trained in strengthening bones through yoga. Please provide your own yoga mat and props.

    Drop in for a single class for just $10, or register for a full session!

    Sessions
    Session 2
    – Friday’s, September 27 – October 11, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
    Session 3 – Tuesday’s, October 29 – November 12, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
    Session 4 – Friday’s, November 22 – December 13, 12:00-12:45 p.m. (no yoga November 29)
    Age: 18+
    Cost: $25 for each three-class session (MONA members), $30 (non-members); ; or any two three-week sessions $55 for non-members.
    Register by: Thursday, September 26 (Session 2); Monday, October 28 (Session 3); Thursday, November 21 (Session 4) And be on the lookout for MONA pop-up yoga!

  • MONA Guild Fall Event/Speakeasy
    Starts: 11:30 pm

    Location: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA


    Description:

    "A little party never hurt nobody . . . "

    Join the MONA Guild for a fun-filled evening, of “puttin on the Ritz”
    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    6:30 p.m. • Doors Open

    6:30-8:30 p.m. • Silent Auction

    The Scene:
    • Hors d’oeuvres
    • Signature Prohibition Cocktail, Wine & Beer
    • Libation Lotto (buy a chance for $20 and get a bottle of liquid libation!)
    • Silent Auction
    • Live Jazz Music
    • Interactive Magic
    • Sweeteasy Dessert Bar

    You are welcome to come as a flapper, come as you are, come as a gangster, or a silent screen star, it will be fun no matter how you dress!

    To benefit the Museum of Nebraska Art • $50 per person

    Don’t get behind the Eight Ball! Please R.S.V.P. by September 19, 2019