MONA Programs

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Collection Connection

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public.

James Bockelman: Reinhold Marxhausen
Wednesday, July 25 • 2:00 p.m.
James Bockelman talks about the artwork and creative attitude of Nebraska artist and educator Reinhold Marxhausen. Marked by a spirit of restless curiosity and a zeal for the common person, Marxhausen reminds us that we live in a readymade world that is just waiting to be rediscovered anew each day.

Bockelman earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997. He is a Professor of Art at Concordia University, Nebraska where he teaches painting and is curator of the Marxhausen Gallery of Art.

Lonnie Pierson Dunbier: Nebraska Women Artists Who Did It Their Way (rescheduled from April 2018)
Wednesday, August 22 • 2:00 p.m.
Lonnie Dunbier is the principal behind a major undertaking to research and compile a comprehensive biographical study of nearly 700 women artists connected to Nebraska before 1945. Working with MONA, this is the first extensive list of these early artists and the information will be an invaluable reference for decades. The women’s stories show the pluck and determination of our forebears.

A native Nebraskan, Dunbier earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Omaha and Lincoln campuses of the University of Nebraska. While living in Lincoln, she was a docent at Sheldon Museum of Art and active with the Sheldon Art Association. In 1991, several years after losing her first husband, she married Roger Dunbier, son of artist Augustus Dunbier, and together they created the database that now is, a major online source about artists and their work.

MONA’s Not Just A Book Club

Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome to these free sessions, and may join at any time.

Tuesdays: May 1-September 4, 2018
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center

July 10: This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains by David Stark and Nancy Warner
August 7: Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
September 4: Loving Vincent directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. In oil-painted animation, this 2017 movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Screened in MONA’s Program Room, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Space is limited to 20 people, so an RSVP is required by calling MONA at
(308) 865–8559.

MONA Showcase

MONA Showcase is a six-program evening series featuring talented visual, performing, and literary artists held once a month in October, November, December, January, February, and March. Each program is 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by conversation, art viewing, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.


Program Podcasts

Watch recordings of past MONA Programs at iTunes.