Past Exhibitions

Nebraska Now: Sandra Williams: Anthropocene Blues: Nature and the Social Imagination

Nebraska Now: Sandra Williams: Anthropocene Blues: Nature and the Social Imagination

Sandra Williams, Associate Professor of Art in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, creates two-dimensional cut-paper works that explore the concept of ecotone: an area where two communities meet and integrate. By focusing on flora, fauna, and figures and using folklore as a reference, Williams aims to look at the Read More

Fred Otnes: A Collage

Fred Otnes: A Collage

Fred Otnes’s collage works have appeared on magazine covers, movie posters, and postage stamps. Born in Junction City, Kansas in 1925, the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska when Fred was still a child. He began working as an artist at The Lincoln Journal as a teenager where he later credited his early interest in graphics Read More

Cranes Taking Flight

Cranes Taking Flight

February 4 – May 10, 2020 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

Compelled To Tell: Contrast

Compelled To Tell: Contrast

October 1 – January 26, 2020 During the making process, multiple visual possibilities are resonating in the mind of an artist. Simultaneously, instinct and conscious thought compel the artist. Creating visual contrasts through juxtaposing use of color, shape, or texture opposites; scale variation; or dramatic light are an effective way to emphasis meaning and enhance Read More

Threaded

Threaded

October 1, 2019 – February 9, 2020 Threaded displays the depth and breadth of the quality of Nebraska-related fiber arts spanning over 100 years and includes quilts, sculptural hangings, wearables, weavings, and rugs, among other fiber based artworks. This exhibition is a survey of works selected from the MONA collection as well as those on Read More

Spotlight On: Joyce Ballantyne

Spotlight On: Joyce Ballantyne

November 12, 2019 – February 16, 2020 Most known for her iconic 1959 Coppertone advertisement, Joyce Ballantyne’s career as an illustrator and artist spanned over six decades. Born in Norfolk, Nebraska and raised in Omaha, Ballantyne’s artistic endeavors ranged from creating calendar pin-up images and illustrations for Sports Afield magazine for nearly 20 years to Read More

The Lundeen’s: A Divine Collaboration

The Lundeen’s: A Divine Collaboration

August 27, 2019 – February 2, 2020 In 2015, the Lundeen studio was commissioned to create several sculptures for The Cloisters on the Platte, a religious and silent retreat center conceived by philanthropist Joe Ricketts and located on the Nebraska prairie. The bronze figures consist of some of the most complex representations of the Stations Read More