Spotlight On: Leonard Thiessen

Leonard Thiessen, Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, 1937, Loan from Asher Wallis
Leonard Thiessen
Self-Portrait
oil on canvas, 1937
Loan from Asher Wallis

July 26 – October 27, 2019
Leonard Thiessen, most remembered as an art critic for the Omaha World-Herald and the first director of the Nebraska Arts Council, left a lasting impact on Nebraska’s art scene. Spotlight On: Leonard Thiessen showcases many of his seldom-seen works in MONA’s collection. From paintings to prints, drawings to experimental artistic musings, the Museum of Nebraska Art has over 100 pieces by the artist in addition to an extensive archive of his papers and ephemera.