Past Exhibitions

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

Nebraska Photographers and Photography

December 16, 2008 – March 15, 2009 — Focusing on the photographs and photographers connected to Nebraska that were created throughout the last 125 years, this exhibition was selected primarily from the permanent collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA). Favorite artists Solomon Butcher, William Henry Jackson, and Wright Morris along with contemporary photographers such as Roger Read More

Rattling Home for Christmas

October 7, 2008 – January 11, 2009 — In 1941, Grant Reynard’s booklet Rattling Home for Christmas was published by the American Artists Group for their gift book line. This tiny volume of poetry for the unpretentious tells the tale of a homesick young art student’s return home to Grand Island, Nebraska, for Christmas. The story begins as Read More