Anna Fay Albin

1880, Berea, Kentucky – 1954, Lincoln, Nebraska (Anna Fay Hanson) View artwork Anna Albin applied special creativity to handloom weaving in a way that led people to regard weaving as a fine art. A major factor in this revised view was her energetic participation in exhibitions such as with the Omaha Society of Fine Arts Read More

Kathleen Parks Adkison

1917, Beatrice, Nebraska – 2010, Spokane, Washington (Kathleen A. Gemberling) (Kathleen A. Van Dewerker) (Kathleen A. Parks) (Kathleen Parks Gemberling Adkison) (Kathleen A. Gemberling Adkison) View artwork An abstract expressionist painter described as the first woman artist to drip and pour paint onto floor-laid canvas, Kathleen Adkison “abandoned easels and traditional brushwork, and in the Read More

Paul Adkinson

1934, Imperial, Nebraska – View Artwork Born in Imperial, Nebraska, Paul Adkinson is a self-taught artist who learned to paint by reading books, experimenting, and taking workshops taught by nationally recognized artists. Adkinson’s work has been displayed at the American Art Association Regional Invitational Exhibit in Denver, Colorado, and in Nebraska at the Governor’s Mansion Read More

Gary E. Zaruba

1940, Belgrade, Nebraska – 2014, Kearney, Nebraska View artwork Gary Zaruba – a man of many talents who taught art for nearly 40 years at Kearney State College, now University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) – was an art educator, an artist, a carpenter, a collector, a scholar, an entrepreneur, and a volunteer. He was Read More

Gary E. Zaruba : MONA collection artwork

1940, Belgrade, Nebraska – 2014, Kearney, Nebraska Biographical sketch of artist Gary E. Zaruba Gary E. Zaruba Autumn Reflections acrylic 1990 Gift of Virginia Parish Accession No: 1991.39 (click image for full view) Gary E. Zaruba Untitled (street scene) oil on canvas 1962 35 × 34½” Gift of the Artist’s Family Accession No: 2015.19.04 (click Read More

Every Picture Tells a Story: People

Every Picture Tells a Story: People

January 22 – May 22, 2016 Narrative art through images evokes the power of the imagination, providing limitless opportunities for sensory, emotional, and personal interpretation so viewers may discover their own unique story. For the annual series of exhibitions in the Postmaster Gallery, 2016 features Every Picture Tells a Story with three subjects in turn Read More

MONA’s Recent Acquisitions

MONA’s Recent Acquisitions

December 15, 2015 – February 28, 2016 — Over the last two and a half years, MONA has added almost 200 new artworks to its permanent collection. This large and diverse group includes paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, as well as other various media, ranging from representational to non-representational, created over the span of 150 years. Read More

Shawnequa Linder

1972, Sumter, South Carolina – Shawnequa Linder is an African American abstract painter and photographer whose work explores the interplay of urban decay, texture, color, and unlikely elements that can be meshed together to create a unified composition. As Kim Carpenter wrote for Omaha Magazine, Linder describes her paintings as fitting within the abstract decay Read More

Dana Rose

(b. 1972) Dana Rose was born in 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1995 she earned her B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then went on to complete her M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia in 2000. From 2000 to 2009 she worked as an editor and designer Read More