Exhibitions

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Through his photographs and writings, Wright Morris – one of America’s most admired novelists, captured the tone and tenor of America’s heartland in the mid-20th century. This exhibition is a selection of Morris’s most beloved photographs, many from his books, The Home Place and The Inhabitants, that display a deep regard for the land and Read More

Compelled to Tell: Repetition

Compelled to Tell: Repetition

Compositional arrangements of repeating shapes, lines and colors are often utilized to create a dynamic rhythmic energy in an artwork. These vibrating visual rhythms suggest or emphasize a range of feelings and ideas, or dramatic tension if presented in an irregular or asymmetrical manner. Through a range of mediums and techniques this exhibition presents a Read More

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions focuses on a selection of artworks from over 250 accepted into MONA’s permanent collection since 2018. This group includes paintings, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, among other media created over a span of 150 years. Some works included in Here and Now are familiar to our MONA visitors, such as Nancy Read More

Optical Chronicle IV

Optical Chronicle IV

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 fourth is how artists make functional objects and structure more pleasurable and elevate them or imbue them with meaning. These identified roles provide viewers with a touchstone through which they Read More