Exhibitions

MONA: There’s An App For That

MONA: There’s An App For That

April 4 – July 16, 2017 The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) announces the launch of its new mobile app. With this new platform, viewers browse through highlights from MONA’s permanent collection, listen to audio commentary, peruse a guide on how to look at art, and take a MONA quiz. This exhibition features the initial 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

The Legacy of Audubon

The Legacy of Audubon

On view through July 9, 2017 Nature photographer Joel Sartore was inspired by John James Audubon’s quest to observe and document in text and image all the birds in America. The Museum of Nebraska Art showcases its Audubon pieces to honor the inspiration of Audubon on Sartore – across almost two centuries.

Junior Curator Show: Light & Color

Junior Curator Show: Light & Color

May 12 – July 30, 2017 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. Light & Color explores how artists use light to represent Read More

NEBRASKA: It’s Land, It’s People

NEBRASKA: It’s Land, It’s People

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Read More

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships

May 19 – August 20, 2017 In 2016, the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) awarded its Individual Artist Fellowships to 10 Nebraska visual artists. The artists recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award were Sarah Berkeley, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Josh Johnson, Bradley Peters, and Angie Seykora. Those who received the Merit Awards were James Bockelman, Charley Friedman, David Read More

NEBRASKA: The Natural World

NEBRASKA: The Natural World

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Read More

Nebraska Now: Mallory Wetherell, Ceramics

Nebraska Now: Mallory Wetherell, Ceramics

July 8 – October 1, 2017 South Carolina native and University of Nebraska at Kearney Assistant Professor of Art Mallory Wetherell unflinchingly uses her body as subject in her most recent drawings and ceramics. Wetherell’s work compels viewers to consider the female form: wives, mothers, sisters, friends, companions, or self in light of contemporary societal Read More