Past Exhibitions

Nebraska Now: Mallory Wetherell, Ceramics

Nebraska Now: Mallory Wetherell, Ceramics

July 8 – October 1, 2017 South Carolina native and University of Nebraska at Kearney Assistant Professor of Art Mallory Wetherell unflinchingly uses her body as subject in her most recent drawings and ceramics. Wetherell’s work compels viewers to consider the female form: wives, mothers, sisters, friends, companions, or self in light of contemporary societal Read More

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships

May 19 – August 20, 2017 In 2016, the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) awarded its Individual Artist Fellowships to 10 Nebraska visual artists. The artists recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award were Sarah Berkeley, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Josh Johnson, Bradley Peters, and Angie Seykora. Those who received the Merit Awards were James Bockelman, Charley Friedman, David Read More

Junior Curator Show: Light & Color

Junior Curator Show: Light & Color

May 12 – July 30, 2017 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. Light & Color explores how artists use light to represent Read More

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