Special Events

Sounds of Summer

Gather your friends and join in the fun! Enjoy a lovely evening with your friends at Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden. We provide the music along with tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice!

May 25 • OK Sisters – Blues, Rock (re-scheduled due to weather)
June 15 • Blackberry Winter – Classic Rock
July 20 • Thalken, Tesdall & Thalken – Smooth Jazz

MONA’s Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden
Gate 0pens at 6:00 p.m.
Music at 7:00 p.m.
The fun begins when you get here!

FREE seating is on a first come, first serve basis, however you may reserve a table for 10 to all three performances for $500, or, reserve a table for a single performance for just $200. To make a reservation, contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559. Contributions are appreciated when we “pass the hat” to keep admission free.

Proceeds from Sounds of Summer help to support the MONA Guild and its contributions to MONA’s art acquisitions and conservation, art exhibitions and education.


SUNday Sounds at MONA

Gather your friends and join us for a special SUNday concert in MONA’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden to celebrate the Solar Eclipse. We provide the music along with tables and chairs, and you are welcome to bring a picnic including beverages of your choice!

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Music by Formerly Three
Gates open at 6:00 p.m., Concert 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public – Pass-the-Hat at intermission
All seating is on a first come, first serve basis

Sponsored in part by the Kearney Visitors Bureau


Meet Me in St. Louis! Museum of Nebraska ART Trip
September 27 – October 1, 2017

Give us a call at (308) 865-8559, and we will save you a seat to the “show me state” and we’ll show you highlights like the Gateway Arch, St. Louis Art Museum, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and more!
Details and prices to follow.


Spirit – A Benefit for the Museum of Nebraska Art

A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way.

Next Spirit Weekend: April 6, 7, 8, 2018
Past Spirit: 2016 Artists list