Past Exhibitions

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

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

Optical Chronicle

Optical Chronicle

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

Dale Nichols: Nebraska Regionalist

Dale Nichols: Nebraska Regionalist

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

Nebraska Now: Charley Friedman, The New Deal

Nebraska Now: Charley Friedman, The New Deal

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

Grant Reynard: Prints

Grant Reynard: Prints

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.

Mujeres

Mujeres

October 18, 2016 – February 12, 2017 Mujeres, translated to “women” in English, is the first exhibition in Nebraska to focus on the shared existence of five contemporary artists: all women, all Latino, and all connected to the state. The artists selected are Claudia Alvarez, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Linda Garcia-Perez, Reneé A. Ledesma, and Sandra Williams. Read More

Every Picture Tells a Story: Play

Every Picture Tells a Story: Play

August 26, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Narrative art through images evokes the power of the imagination, providing limitless opportunities for sensory, emotional, and personal interpretation, so viewers can discover their own unique story. For the annual series of exhibitions in the Postmaster Gallery, 2016 features Every Picture Tells a Story with three subjects in Read More

Bil Baird: The Art of Puppetry

Bil Baird: The Art of Puppetry

September 27, 2016 – January 22, 2017 Bil Baird was born in Grand Island Nebraska and grew up in Mason City, Iowa. In his early teens, Baird began creating puppets and giving performances in his parent’s home. After graduating from the University of Iowa and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, he formed the Baird Read More

John Falter’s Heroes

John Falter’s Heroes

August 23 – December 11, 2016 John Falter (1910-1982) was a native Nebraskan who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and The Art Students League of New York City. He was a successful illustrator before he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. Commissioned a lieutenant on special art assignments, Falter created more than 300 Read More