Past Exhibitions


August 18, 2008 – August 16, 2009 — The corridor of the lower level of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is the space now dedicated Edutivities – where fun and educational visual activities for visitors of all ages help everyone engage with the artwork and learn more of the history of Nebraska and the MONA collection. Read More

Stories Behind the Art

August 26, 2008 – August 9, 2009 — The idea that one, single image can be more powerful than a complex body of text has been expressed in many different ways over the years. A phrase like “the drawing shows me at one glance what might be spread over ten pages in a book” first appeared in Read More

From East to West: ANAC’s Best

March 31 – July 26, 2009 — Each year, the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) invites the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) to select an artwork from its annual exhibition to receive the respected Purchase Award. The chosen piece becomes part of the Museum’s collection. This arrangement has continued for over thirty years, and East to West: ANAC’s Read More

Nebraska Now: Mary Zicafoose, Fiber

April 18 – July 15, 2009 — For her first solo exhibition at MONA, Omaha fiber artist Mary Zicafoose brings her well-known and intensely colored tapestries and rugs to the Yanney Skylight Gallery. Originally inspired by ethnic cloths, Zicafoose creates bold weavings akin to large abstract paintings that still find their source in the patterns of fiber Read More

MONA’s Crane Images

January 24 – June 7, 2009 — When the Museum of Nebraska Art”s cranes are on display, spring is right around the corner…though scientists might argue about the sensibility of cranes nesting in an art gallery – and in January, no less. Featured prominently this season is one of MONA’s most unusual harbingers of spring – Read More

Student Art Show

April 14 – May 10, 2009 — During four weeks in spring, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is especially festive with artwork created by the next generation of artists. Budding artists in the Kearney Public Schools, Kearney Catholic High School, and the school districts in Buffalo County and Kearney County show their work, selected by their Read More

Nebraska Now: Bonnie O’Connell, Bookmaking

January 10 – April 12, 2009 — Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bonnie O’Connell specializes in book arts. For her Nebraska Now exhibition, O’Connell brings her non-traditional books that incorporate printmaking and letterpress and includes books that range from three-dimensional sculptural hangings to those that incorporate feathers and fiber. O’Connell Read More

William Henry Jackson: Vistas de México

December 9, 2008 – March 22, 2009 — The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the photographic career of William Henry Jackson by mounting the exhibition Vistas de México. Jackson, adventurer and photographer extraordinaire, is known to have visited Mexico at least twice in his lifetime. In 1883 he was commissioned by the Mexican Central Railway to document Read More