Special Events


Sounds of Summer 2019

Best Laid Plans . . . Due to tomorrow’s soggy and cold forecast, The World Theatre at 2318 Central Ave., has graciously agreed to open their doors for Sounds of Summer! It’s just a hop skip and a jump from MONA, and a great opportunity to hear the Flatwater Jazz Orchestra inside . . . where it will be MUCH warmer and drier!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. • Music 7-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 23 – Flatwater Jazz
Concessions and beverages will be available for purchase.
Free-will donations to The World Theatre are appreciated!

Join us for Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden at MONA. We provide the music along with tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice! You may reserve a table for 10 people for all three Sounds of Summer performances for $500, or reserve a table for a single performance for just $200 by calling the Museum at (308) 865-8559.

MONA’s Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden
Gate Opens at 6:00 p.m. • Music 7-9:00 p.m.
The fun begins when you get here!
Contributions are appreciated when we “pass the hat” to keep admission free.

Thursday, June 27 – Sheila Greenland Band
Thursday, July 25 – Formerly Three

2019 Sounds of Summer Sponsors:
Kearney Visitors Bureau
NTV – Media Sponsor
Arby’s and Motel 6
Scott & Lori Smith

MONA goes to Washington! October 7-13, 2019

Join us on a trip to Washington, D.C. highlighting the amazing art in the nation’s capital. The itinerary includes visits to great venues and group activities in addition to plenty of time for exploring and shopping on your own!

Monday, October 7
• Board bus in Kearney to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield, with pick-ups in Grand Island & Lincoln.
• Non-stop flight, Southwest Airlines, to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
• Shuttle to the Willard InterContinental Hotel.
• Dinner on your own.

Tuesday, October 7
• Breakfast on your own.
• Shuttle to George Washington’s Mount Vernon for tour & lunch (lunch included).
• Visit Arlington National Cemetery for changing of the guard.
• Shuttle to Hotel.
• Dinner & evening on your own.

Wednesday, October 9
• Shuttle departs for U.S. Capitol.
• Nebraska breakfast & tour of Capitol (included).
• Lunch on your own.
• Afternoon free to visit monuments & museums of your choice.
• Dinner on your own.

Thursday, October 10
• Breakfast on your own.
• Shuttle to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens for tour & lunch (lunch included).
• Pre-theater dinner at Café du Parc (dinner included).
• Shuttle to The Kennedy Center to attend a production.

Friday, October 11
• Breakfast on your own.
• Walk to The White House for tour.
• Walk to National Museum of Women in the Arts for tour.
• Early afternoon on own.
• Restaurant dinner with Washington Post Food Critic and UNK grad, Tim Carmen (dinner included).

Saturday, October 12
• Breakfast on your own.
• Shuttle to Torpedo Factory Art Center for tour & lunch (lunch included).
• Late afternoon free.
• Dinner on your own.

Sunday, October 13
• Breakfast on your own.
• Shuttle departs for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
• Non-stop flight to Omaha.
• Board bus for return drop-offs in Lincoln, Grand Island, & Kearney.

Cost: $2,575 per person, double occupancy $3835 single occupancy. Limited registration.

Cost Includes:
• Transportation: bus-Kearney/Omaha; direct flight-Omaha/Washington, D.C.
• Hotel for six nights
• 1 – Breakfast / 3 – Lunches / 2 – Dinners
• Shuttle & admission to the following: George Washington’s Mount Vernon; Arlington National Cemetery; U.S. Capitol Tour; Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens; The Kennedy Center production; National Museum of Women in the Arts; Torpedo Factory Art Center

A $800 deposit is due with reservation. Full payment is due by September 1, 2019.

To make your reservation, contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559

Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 17, 18, 19, 2020