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Give Where You Live . . . And Love!

Friends of MONA can “Grow More Good” by giving during the 2019 Kearney Community Foundation’s Give Where You Live Campaign. Your donation will GROW the impact MONA can make though exhibitions and programming across the state!

While the “official” day of giving is Thursday, December 5, donations may be made anytime between now and then. MONA welcomes your support during the Give Where You Live Campaign . . . no matter where you live!

Your gift may be made in any of the following ways:

  • Online: visit givewheryoulive.net/mona and click “DONATE”
  • On Site: Drop off your donation to MONA at 2401 Central Ave, Kearney between before December 5.
  • By Mail: Submit your check prior to December 4, to made payable to “Kearney Area Community Foundation,” with “MONA” on the memo line of your check. Mailing Address: MONA, 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847.
  • Phone: Call (308) 865-8559 anytime between now and 5 pm. Mon Thursday, December 5. MONA staff will take your information.

Donations received ahead of time will be held until December 5, 2019.


The Museum of Nebraska Art announces new Board Members.

Part of what makes the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) unique is the legislative mandate that established its collection as the official art collection for the State of Nebraska. A vital part of that state-wide presence is MONA’s Board of Directors, a dedicated and committed group that guide the institution.

Recently the MONA Board welcomed three new members: Jon Bokenkamp, Kearney; Kate McCown, Lincoln; and Megan McGowan, Omaha, who joined the forty-six member board whose members are from across the state.

In other business, the MONA Board honored six retiring members for their years of service: Deanna Bosselman, Djel Brown, Omaha; Doniphan; Jack Campbell, Lincoln; Jerry Fox, Kearney;  Sharon Marvin-Igel, Omaha; and Becky Van de Bogart, Cambridge/Lincoln.


 The Museum of Nebraska Art recognized at this year’s Aksarben Ball Omaha, Nebraska October 19, 2019.

The theme for this year’s Askarben Ball was “Masterpieces of the Heartland” chosen by the Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee Chairman, Beth Wilson. Along with the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) was honored. In a statement from Wilson, “her first thoughts were that the Museum of Nebraska Art be represented as it is a natural fit with the theme of the Ball this year. We were discussing highlighting the “Masterpieces” of Nebraska, ie the people, the landscape, the places (institutions) that all come together to make Nebraska the Masterpiece that it is. What I loved about the MONA is all of the Nebraska art/artists one can see on a visit, not to mention the fact that the building itself is on the National Register of historic buildings. These factors combined with the fact that it is located in the middle of the state, all made it something that we wanted to highlight the night of the Ball.” The Women’s Ball Committee Production Chair, Sam Hohman also stated,  “I’m a member of MONA and love how they focus on Nebraska artists and Nebraska as subject matter. It definitely was a natural tie in to the theme.”