Special Events

Spirit 2018

Spirit 2018: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland –
A Benefit for the Museum of Nebraska Art | April 6, 7, 8, 2018

View the Official Spirit 2018 page

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.


Gather your friends and join in the fun! Enjoy a lovely evening the fourth Thursday of the month, 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! FREE and open to the public.

2018 Schedule – Now on the 4th Thursday of the Month!
May 31 • Bases Loaded – Sponsored by Edward Jones
June 28 • Flatwater Jazz Orchestra
July 26 • Formerly Three

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

Want to walk right in and sit right down?
Contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559 to reserve your table for 10.
• $500 Level – Table, for 10, and favors to all three performances.
• $200 Level – Table for 10 and chairs to the performance of your choice.

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.

(open seating on a first come, first serve basis)