Exhibitions

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

February 26 – July 21, 2019 In Paul A. Johnsgard’s book, Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes, the author writes, “There is a river in the heart of North America that annually gathers together the watery largess of melting Rocky Mountain snowfields and glaciers and spills wildly down the eastern slopes of Colorado 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.

Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking

Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking

April 13 – July 7, 2019 Lincoln artist Anne Burton explores historical modes of coded communication (war-coding; braille; and floriography, the Victorian-era enthusiasm for sending flowers to convey coded messages) through various printmaking processes. The resulting colorful, intricate prints contain imagery of circles, flowers, and clothing that reflect humanity’s search for identity while revealing a Read More

MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0

MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0

Launching its mobile app in 2017, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) continues to add content. Viewers browse through highlights from MONA’s permanent collection, listen to audio commentary, peruse a guide on how to look at art, and take a MONA quiz. This exhibition features the second selection of works for the MONA app – Read More

Student Art Show

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 Read More

Compelled To Tell: Form

Compelled To Tell: Form

January 29 – May 19, 2019 During the making process, multiple visual possibilities are resonating in the mind of an artist. Simultaneously, instinct and conscious thought compel the artist. Visually, the term “form” can be applied to an entire artwork, identifying the work as either a painting or a sculpture, for example. Within an artwork, Read More

Optical Chronicle III

Optical Chronicle III

November 16, 2018 – April 21, 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 Read More