Past Exhibitions

MONA: There’s An App For That

MONA: There’s An App For That

April 4 – July 16, 2017 The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) announces the launch of its new mobile app. With this new platform, viewers browse through highlights from MONA’s permanent collection, listen to audio commentary, peruse a guide on how to look at art, and take a MONA quiz. This exhibition features the initial Read More

The Legacy of Audubon

The Legacy of Audubon

On view through July 9, 2017 Nature photographer Joel Sartore was inspired by John James Audubon’s quest to observe and document in text and image all the birds in America. The Museum of Nebraska Art showcases its Audubon pieces to honor the inspiration of Audubon on Sartore – across almost two centuries.

Nebraska Now: Matthew Sontheimer

Nebraska Now: Matthew Sontheimer

April 8 – July 2, 2017 Matthew Sontheimer’s densely executed and intensely articulated collages depict an on-going verbal dialogue between two fictional characters. The works, small in scale, “are created for close viewing: to be read slowly, to get lost in, to locate and discover references, and then to step back and regard again as Read More

Cranes: Taking Flight

Cranes: Taking Flight

February 7 – May 28, 2017 Every year the natural phenomenon of the Sandhill Crane migration takes place in Central Nebraska. It is also the time when the Museum of Nebraska Art showcases art works featuring these impressive birds. From wood carving and felted wool to paintings and photography, artists have creatively used different media Read More

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