Exhibitions

Optical Chronicle

Optical Chronicle

July 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 In his book A World of Art, author Henry M. Sayre discusses the role of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the first is how artists help us see the world in new and innovative ways. These roles provide the viewer with a touchstone through which Read More

Dale Nichols: Nebraska Regionalist

Dale Nichols: Nebraska Regionalist

December 20, 2016 – April 2, 2017 Painter Dale Nichols, David City, Nebraska native and fourth among the Regionalists Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry, has a reputation for idyllic winter American farm scenes that are still very popular today. The exhibition, a selection of the Nichols Collection from Bone Creek Museum Read More

Cranes: Taking Flight

Cranes: Taking Flight

February 7 – May 28, 2017 Every year the natural phenomenon of the Sandhill Crane migration takes place in Central Nebraska. It is also the time when the Museum of Nebraska Art showcases art works featuring these impressive birds. From wood carving and felted wool to paintings and photography, artists have creatively used different media Read More

National Geographic Photo Ark – Joel Sartore

National Geographic Photo Ark – Joel Sartore

March 3 – August 13, 2017 In 1995, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore started the Photo Ark, an archive of intimate and stunning photographic portraits of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. To date, Sartore has visited over 40 countries and photographed more than 6,000 species to “inspire people to care and help protect Read More

Nebraska Now: Matthew Sontheimer

Nebraska Now: Matthew Sontheimer

April 8 – July 2, 2017 Matthew Sontheimer’s densely executed and intensely articulated collages depict an on-going verbal dialogue between two fictional characters. The works, small in scale, “are created for close viewing: to be read slowly, to get lost in, to locate and discover references, and then to step back and regard again as Read More

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 11 – May 7, 2017 Budding artists from Kearney and surrounding school districts in central Nebraska are featured during four weeks in the spring when the Museum of Nebraska Art is sparkling with the creativity of young student artists ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. Each week a different selection of art is Read More