Schools & Educators

MONA offers a wide selection of art resources for teachers:

Miles to MONA – Funding for your School Tour, Learning Day

Thanks to grants from several foundations and individuals, funding is available on a first come/first serve basis to offset transportation costs for a class visit. Schools are eligible to receive 100% funding, up to $500. To apply, please complete our registration form (PDF) and submit your request. For more information: (308) 865-8559.

 MONA Tours

Tours of MONA and its collections by trained museum guides (docents) are available for groups of eight or more. To make a reservation, please contact the Museum at least two weeks prior to reserve your date: (308) 865-8559. You will receive a confirmation of your tour request.

 Learning Days – Enhancing your School Visit

Students participate in an interactive tour, studio art activity, and an optional creative writing lesson. Three-week advance notice is required; student number is limited. Cost is $125 for three activities and $100 for two activities. Limited funding is available to help offset the school’s costs. To apply, please complete our registration form (PDF) and submit your request. For more information: (308) 865-8559.

 Nebraska Artists

Nebraska Artists is a video resource site for teachers & students. A co-production of the Museum of Nebraska Art and Ganzel Group Communications + Flicka Films

Across the 500 miles of Nebraska, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of accomplished artists living and working. Here. Now.
Each of their stories is unique. Our goal is to help tell those stories within the context of the new Nebraska Fine Arts Educational Standards.

Lesson Plans

Understanding the Basic Groups of Animals, Science – Second grade
Life as a Nebraska Pioneer, Collage Art – Third & Fourth grade
Native Americans on the Plains, History – Fourth grade
Fundamentals of Design through Art, Family Consumer Science – Secondary level
Listen to the Land – In recognition of the late Dr. Robert Manley, an eminent Nebraska historian, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is offering grants up to $250 to Nebraska educators to encourage students to find the history that is all around them. The phrase “Listen to the Land” comes from the title of one of Dr. Manley’s popular programs. It encompasses many topics reflecting the lives of those Nebraskans who have lived on this land and have helped to shape it. To apply, please complete our registration form (PDF) and submit your request.