Past Exhibitions

Student Art Show

Student Art Show

April 16 – May 12, 2019 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 III

Optical Chronicle III

April 17– 28, 2019 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 third is how artists make a visual record of the people, places, and events of their time and place. These identified roles provide the viewers with Read More

Junior Curator Show: Underscoring Line

Junior Curator Show: Underscoring Line

May 10 – July 9, 2019 A select group of high school students works with the Museum of Nebraska Art staff to conceptualize, select, and install an exhibition of artworks drawn from MONA’s collection. The experiential learning expands their knowledge of art, museums, and careers. The curation process begins with an exploration of the role Read More

MONA Archives

MONA Archives

January 29 – March 31, 2019 This exhibition features items from MONA’s archival and ephemera collection. While not often on view, these objects, letters of correspondence, and photographs give a broadened view of artists in the collection. MONA Archives Exhibition List

Adornment

Adornment

September 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019 Adornment looks at how individuals and communities clothe, embellish, or alter their appearances through creative thought and artistic practices. The exhibition explores the ongoing need to create works as varied as filigreed jewelry, beaded traditional or contemporary Native American clothing, African American headdresses, tattoos, nail art, distinctive felt Read More

Winterscapes

Winterscapes

November 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 In celebration of the season, the exhibition Winterscapes showcases selected recent acquisitions along with longstanding collection works. Winter has its unique beauty – which has always inspired artists from photographers to painters. When it’s cold outside, experiencing winter scenes in the warmth of a MONA gallery is an Read More

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

July 31 – November 4, 2018 Olga Stepanek, a late-in-life artist with no formal artistic education, found inspiration in places she visited and the books she read. An experimental artist, she utilized objects deemed worthless and without any further use. In her life time, Stepanek created over 1,500 metal collages, and several fabric pieces, and Read More