Exhibitions

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

May 11 – July 29, 2018 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. Spatial Awareness explores how artists use space to create the Read More

Nebraska Regionalists

Nebraska Regionalists

April 21 – August 12, 2018 The 1930s and ‘40s Regionalist Movement, led by Thomas Hart Benton (Missouri), Grant Wood (Iowa), and John Steuart Curry (Kansas), included a handful of Nebraska artists. Primarily culled from the MONA collection, this exhibition highlights the work of Benton as well as that of Dale Nichols, Kady Faulkner, Aaron Read More

POST MIDWAY: Stamps and Mail Artifacts by Chuck Welch

POST MIDWAY: Stamps and Mail Artifacts by Chuck Welch

Kearney, Nebraska native Chuck Welch, aka CrackerJack Kid, remembers the daily anticipation of going to the mail box for the surprises it would contain. In the 1970s, Welch became interested in Mail Art (an art movement based on sending small-scale works through the postal service) after seeing an exhibition at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Read More

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 17 – May 13, 2018 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 selection of art from different Read More

Sculpture Garden Series:  Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

Sculpture Garden Series: Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

On view through September 16, 2018 Artwork by three of Nebraska’s most prominent sculptors, Catherine Ferguson, Charley Friedman, and Jun Kaneko, are featured in the MONA Hillegass Sculpture Garden. At the entrance, viewers are greeted by a ceramic, larger-than-life, black and white ‘head’ sculpture by world-renowned ceramicist and Omaha-based artist, Jun Kaneko. This work is Read More

Cranes: Taking Flight

Cranes: Taking Flight

February 17 – May 13, 2018 In honor of the annual Sandhill Crane migration through Central Nebraska, the Museum of Nebraska Art showcases artworks that pay tribute to this natural phenomenon. From painting and sculpture to prints and photography, artists have been inspired to render striking imagery depicting the literal and spiritual significance of this Read More