Exhibitions

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

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: Its Land, Its People

NEBRASKA: Its Land, Its 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

Optical Chronicle II

Optical Chronicle II

August 8, 2017 – April 15, 2018 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 second one is how artists give form to the immaterial – hidden or universal truths, spiritual forces, and personal feelings. These roles provide Read More