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.

Jeanne Ross, Dorothy Miller, and Jerry Gronewald: Docent Anecdotes
Wednesday, December 19 • 2:00 p.m.
The word “docent” originates from docere, which in Latin means to “teach.” As actual learning involves active participation, MONA’s docents don’t teach, lecture, or instruct. What they do is greet visitors warmly, engage them in conversation, and listen to diverse interpretations and ideas. They are there to encourage enthusiastic participation. Strong community relationships and a sense of pride in Nebraska’s rich cultural heritage lie at the heart of the MONA docent volunteer program. The docents have many heartening stories to share about what they have learned, and how their lives have been enhanced through their engagement with our MONA visitors and their own continuing personal relationship with MONA’s remarkable collection of Nebraska art. Please stay after the program for some festive refreshments!


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: September 4, 2018 – January 8, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center

December 4: Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen
January 8: Original Fake by author Kirstin Cronn-Mills and illustrator E. Eero Johnson (date change due to holiday) 


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, 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.

December 13, 2018
7:00-8:00 p.m.

UNK Collegium (Chamber Choir), Advent repertoire


Program Podcasts

Watch recordings of past MONA Programs at iTunes.