Exhibitions

Kent Bellows and His Collectors

Kent Bellows and His Collectors

August 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019 The artworks of Kent Bellows are often explorations into the human nature of those around him and of himself, thereby giving an intimate glimpse into his subject’s lives. His obsessive attention to detail and hyper realism style effortlessly invite viewers into his artistic world. Loaned form Bellows’ collectors, Read More

Optical Chronicle III

Optical Chronicle III

August 14, 2018 – April 21, 2019 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 third is how artists make a visual record of the people, places, and events of their time and place. These identified roles provide Read More

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

July 31 – November 4, 2018 Olga Stepanek, a late-in-life artist with no formal artistic education, found inspiration in places she visited and the books she read. An experimental artist, she utilized objects deemed worthless and without any further use. In her life time, Stepanek created over 1,500 metal collages, and several fabric pieces, and Read More

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

July 7 – October 7, 2018 Omaha artist Camille Hawbaker investigates and dissects language in her fiber-based artworks. Hawbaker burns, weaves, prints, and sews text into her organically composed works that cause us to reevaluate our everyday use of words. Artist Talk and Reception: July 7 • 1:30 p.m. 2018 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored Read More

Reinhold Marxhausen

Reinhold Marxhausen

May 26 – September 2, 2018 Reinhold Marxhausen was a nationally regarded multi-faceted artist and highly lauded Professor of Art at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska for 40 years. While he worked in photography, mosaic, painting, sculpture, and found-object art, it was his sound art that brought him national acclaim. In collaboration with Concordia University, Read More

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

May 22 – September 23, 2018 This new series of overarching-themed exhibitions explores how artists are compelled to articulate humankind’s living presence. The instinct to create is truly a significant narrative. Advancements, memories, and beauty are conveyed in the form of interpretations that are passed on from generation to generation, and artworks signify who we Read More

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

May 11 – July 29, 2018 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. Spatial Awareness explores how artists use space to create the Read More

Nebraska Regionalists

Nebraska Regionalists

April 21 – August 12, 2018 The 1930s and ‘40s Regionalist Movement, led by Thomas Hart Benton (Missouri), Grant Wood (Iowa), and John Steuart Curry (Kansas), included a handful of Nebraska artists. Primarily culled from the MONA collection, this exhibition highlights the work of Benton as well as that of Dale Nichols, Kady Faulkner, Aaron Read More