Past Exhibitions

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

Voices of American Farm Women

October 21 – November 30, 2008 — In the past, our views of farming and its influence on American life and culture have focused on the roles that men have played as farmers, while women’s contributions to agricultural production were largely ignored, perpetuating the stereotype of the “farmer’s wife.” The photographic exhibition Voices of American Farm Women presents a Read More

Postmaster Interactive Gallery

October 14, 2008 The purpose of the Postmaster Interactive Gallery is to engage and educate visitors about artwork at MONA by offering a variety of resources and activities that appeal to all ages. A new feature at the Museum of Nebraska Art, the space used as the postmaster’s office during the seven decades the building was Read More

A Treasury of Murals: Nebraska’s Post Office Legacy

June 17 –October 12, 2008 — Between 1938 and 1942, twelve Nebraska towns received special gifts − fine art murals made possible through the patronage of the Federal Government’s Department of Treasury, permanently on view in local post offices. All of Nebraska’s Treasury murals remain intact in their original locations: Albion, Auburn, Crawford, Geneva, Hebron, Minden, Read More