Past Exhibitions

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

July 31 – November 4, 2018 Olga Stepanek, a late-in-life artist with no formal artistic education, found inspiration in places she visited and the books she read. An experimental artist, she utilized objects deemed worthless and without any further use. In her life time, Stepanek created over 1,500 metal collages, and several fabric pieces, and Read More

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

July 7 – October 7, 2018 Omaha artist Camille Hawbaker investigates and dissects language in her fiber-based artworks. Hawbaker burns, weaves, prints, and sews text into her organically composed works that cause us to reevaluate our everyday use of words. 2018 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.  

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

May 22 – September 23, 2018 This new series of overarching-themed exhibitions explores how artists are compelled to articulate humankind’s living presence. The instinct to make is truly a significant narrative. Advancements, memories, and beauty are conveyed in the form of interpretations that are passed on from generation to generation, and artworks signify who we 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

Reinhold Marxhausen

Reinhold Marxhausen

May 26 – September 9, 2018 Reinhold Marxhausen was a nationally regarded multi-faceted artist and highly lauded Professor of Art at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska for 40 years. While he worked in photography, mosaic, painting, sculpture, and found-object art, it was his sound art that brought him national acclaim. In collaboration with Concordia University, 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

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

May 11 – July 10, 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 Now: Angie Seykora, Sequence of Terms

Nebraska Now: Angie Seykora, Sequence of Terms

April 7 – July 1, 2018 While retaining the inherent nature of prefabricated, synthetic, industrial, and everyday materials, Angie Seykora creates objects, installations, and “paintings” that revel in the idea of possibility, and focus on form and texture. Her work speaks of our quickly advancing industrialized world and how that intersects with humanity and a 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