Past Exhibitions

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

July 7 – October 7, 2018 Omaha artist Camille Hawbaker investigates and dissects language in her fiber-based artworks. Hawbaker burns, weaves, prints, and sews text into her organically composed works that cause us to reevaluate our everyday use of words. 2018 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.  

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

May 22 – September 23, 2018 This new series of overarching-themed exhibitions explores how artists are compelled to articulate humankind’s living presence. The instinct to make is truly a significant narrative. Advancements, memories, and beauty are conveyed in the form of interpretations that are passed on from generation to generation, and artworks signify who we Read More

Sculpture Garden Series:  Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

Sculpture Garden Series: Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

On view through September 16, 2018 Artwork by three of Nebraska’s most prominent sculptors, Catherine Ferguson, Charley Friedman, and Jun Kaneko, are featured in the MONA Hillegass Sculpture Garden. At the entrance, viewers are greeted by a ceramic, larger-than-life, black and white ‘head’ sculpture by world-renowned ceramicist and Omaha-based artist, Jun Kaneko. This work is Read More

Reinhold Marxhausen

Reinhold Marxhausen

May 26 – September 9, 2018 Reinhold Marxhausen was a nationally regarded multi-faceted artist and highly lauded Professor of Art at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska for 40 years. While he worked in photography, mosaic, painting, sculpture, and found-object art, it was his sound art that brought him national acclaim. In collaboration with Concordia University, Read More

Nebraska Now: Larry Gawel, Land : Mine

Nebraska Now: Larry Gawel, Land : Mine

October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Larry Gawel uses black and white film photography and tintypes, a traditional practice from the 1860s and ‘70s, to juxtapose the flora and fauna of Nebraska and Japan. Gawel specifically looks to hunting and harvest practices in the United States and the Japanese landscape to explore individual’s response Read More

Nebraska Regionalists

Nebraska Regionalists

April 21 – August 12, 2018 The 1930s and ‘40s Regionalist Movement, led by Thomas Hart Benton (Missouri), Grant Wood (Iowa), and John Steuart Curry (Kansas), included a handful of Nebraska artists. Primarily culled from the MONA collection, this exhibition highlights the work of Benton as well as that of Dale Nichols, Kady Faulkner, Aaron Read More

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

May 11 – July 10, 2018 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. Spatial Awareness explores how artists use space to create the Read More

Nebraska Now: Angie Seykora, Sequence of Terms

Nebraska Now: Angie Seykora, Sequence of Terms

April 7 – July 1, 2018 While retaining the inherent nature of prefabricated, synthetic, industrial, and everyday materials, Angie Seykora creates objects, installations, and “paintings” that revel in the idea of possibility, and focus on form and texture. Her work speaks of our quickly advancing industrialized world and how that intersects with humanity and a Read More

Kent Bellows and His Collectors

Kent Bellows and His Collectors

August 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019 The artworks of Kent Bellows are often explorations into the human nature of those around him and of himself, thereby giving an intimate glimpse into his subject’s lives. His obsessive attention to detail and hyper realism style effortlessly invite viewers into his artistic world. Loaned from Bellows’ collectors, Read More