Exhibitions

A River of Hope

A River of Hope

March 2 – June 6, 2021 Then some day here come the cranes planing in from cloud or mist—sharp, lonely spears, awkwardly graceful. They reach for the land; they stalk the ploughed fields, not quite letting us near; not quite our own, not quite the world’s. William Stafford, American Poet “Watching Sandhill Cranes” As we Read More

Nebraska Now: Margaret Bohls, Italian Studies

Nebraska Now: Margaret Bohls, Italian Studies

On view through June 6, 2021 Based on an examination of historical ceramics produced on the Italian peninsula, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, artist Margaret Bohls shares her abiding interest in historical vessel forms and their social context. While both visual and sculptural, the vessels were conceived with a Read More

Susan Knight: Core Sampling Magic

Susan Knight: Core Sampling Magic

On view through May 2, 2021 Inspired by water’s physical and metaphysical powers to unite, circulate, and sustain, Omaha-based artist Susan Knight visually translates water issues into site-specific installations. Comprised of 80 components, Core Sampling Magic, is a colorful and whimsical installation, akin to a scientific discovery process, collecting data, and experimenting with how to 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

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions focuses on a selection of artworks from over 250 accepted into MONA’s permanent collection since 2018. This group includes paintings, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, among other media created over a span of 150 years. Some works included in Here and Now are familiar to our MONA visitors, such as Nancy 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