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
November 22, 2016 – March 19, 2017 Grant Reynard, Nebraska painter and illustrator, was also a prolific printmaker. MONA has the largest collection of Reynard’s work and archives in the world. This exhibition features the process of printmaking from preliminary sketches, drawings, and plate engraving to the finished artwork.
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
January 14 – April 2, 2017 A bevy of wax squirrels, felt hands, and a lighted doorway fill the Yanney Skylight Gallery in Charley Friedman’s first solo exhibition at MONA. Nebraska native Friedman, an artist not limited or defined by choice of media, reconfigures everyday objects and occurrences to question life and contemporary culture. Related Read More
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
March 3 – July 9, 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
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
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