Past Exhibitions

Kindred-Kearney 2021

Kindred-Kearney 2021

September 8 to October 31, 2021 In collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) Art and Design department, the Museum of Nebraska Art presents the exhibition Kindred. The exhibition features current and former Department of Art and Design professors, students, and alumni and covers a wide range of mediums and styles demonstrating the breadth of Read More

Selections from the 2021 Nebraska Biennial

Selections from the 2021 Nebraska Biennial

August 17 – October 17, 2021 Drawn from the 2021 Nebraska Artist Biennial organized by Gallery 1516 in Omaha, Nebraska, this exhibition showcases the wide range of subjects, styles, and media explored by contemporary artists with connections to Nebraska. This array of artwork offers diverse perspectives embodied by each artist. The 2021 Nebraska Artist Biennial Read More

Nebraska Marvels

Nebraska Marvels

From the ancient Greek and Roman frescoes (1700BCE) to the 19th Century landscapes of the Hudson River School, the theme of place has had a long history in art. This exhibition examines place as it appears in art from Nebraska. The specific locations, natural elements, and way of life are all defining features explored by Read More

A River of Hope

A River of Hope

March 2 – June 6, 2021 Then some day here come the cranes planing in from cloud or mist—sharp, lonely spears, awkwardly graceful. They reach for the land; they stalk the ploughed fields, not quite letting us near; not quite our own, not quite the world’s. William Stafford, American Poet “Watching Sandhill Cranes” As we Read More

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Wright Morris: A House, A Car, A Room

Through his photographs and writings, Wright Morris – one of America’s most admired novelists, captured the tone and tenor of America’s heartland in the mid-20th century. This exhibition is a selection of Morris’s most beloved photographs, many from his books, The Home Place and The Inhabitants, that display a deep regard for the land and Read More