Past Exhibitions

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 17 – May 13, 2018 Budding artists from Kearney and surrounding school districts in central Nebraska are featured during four weeks in the spring when the Museum of Nebraska Art is sparkling with the creativity of young student artists ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. Each week a selection of art from different Read More

Optical Chronicle II

Optical Chronicle II

August 8, 2017 – April 15, 2018 Author Henry M. Sayre in his book A World of Art discusses the various roles of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the second one is how artists give form to the immaterial – hidden or universal truths, spiritual forces, and personal feelings. These roles provide Read More

NEBRASKA: Its Land, Its People

NEBRASKA: Its Land, Its People

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Read More

MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

January 16 – February 25, 2018 Over the last four years, the Museum of Nebraska Art has added over 300 artworks to its permanent collection including representational and non-representational paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and other media. While highlighting works new to the collection, this selection also recognizes the importance of donors and artists in expanding Read More