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Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness May 11 – July 29, 2018 A select group of Kearney High School students works with the Museum of Nebraska Art staff to conceptualize, select, and install an exhibition of artworks primarily drawn from MONA’s collection. The experiential learning expands their knowledge of art, museums, and careers. Spatial Awareness explores […]

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Compelled To Tell: Markmaking May 22 – September 23, 2018 This new series of overarching-themed exhibitions explores how artists are compelled to articulate humankind’s living presence. The instinct to create is truly a significant narrative. Advancements, memories, and beauty are conveyed in the form of interpretations that are passed on from generation to generation, and […]

Reinhold Marxhausen

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Reinhold Marxhausen May 26 – September 2, 2018 Reinhold Marxhausen was a nationally regarded multi-faceted artist and highly lauded Professor of Art at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska for 40 years. While he worked in photography, mosaic, painting, sculpture, and found-object art, it was his sound art that brought him national acclaim. In collaboration with […]

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Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art July 7 – October 7, 2018 Omaha artist Camille Hawbaker investigates and dissects language in her fiber-based artworks. Hawbaker burns, weaves, prints, and sews text into her organically composed works that cause us to reevaluate our everyday use of words. Artist Talk and Reception: July 7 • 1:30 p.m. […]

Collection Connection

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

James Bockelman: Reinhold Marxhausen Wednesday, July 25 • 2:00 p.m. James Bockelman talks about the artwork and creative attitude of Nebraska artist and educator Reinhold Marxhausen. Marked by a spirit of restless curiosity and a zeal for the common person, Marxhausen reminds us that we live in a readymade world that is just waiting to […]

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek July 31 – November 4, 2018 Olga Stepanek, a late-in-life artist with no formal artistic education, found inspiration in places she visited and the books she read. An experimental artist, she utilized objects deemed worthless and without any further use. In her life time, Stepanek created over 1,500 metal collages, and […]

Optical Chronicle III

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Optical Chronicle III August 14, 2018 – April 21, 2019 Author Henry M. Sayre in his book A World of Art discusses the various roles of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the third is how artists make a visual record of the people, places, and events of their time and place. These […]

Collection Connection: Lonnie Pierson Dunbier: Nebraska Women Artists Who Did It Their Way

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. Lonnie Dunbier is the principal behind a major undertaking, in conjunction with MONA, to research and compile a comprehensive biographical study of nearly 700 women artists connected to Nebraska before 1945. As the first extensive list of these early […]

Kent Bellows and His Collectors

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Kent Bellows and His Collectors August 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019 The artworks of Kent Bellows are often explorations into the human nature of those around him and of himself, thereby giving an intimate glimpse into his subject’s lives. His obsessive attention to detail and hyper realism style effortlessly invite viewers into his artistic […]

Untutored Life Drawing Class

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

This untutored life drawing class offers access to experienced models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is offered at these sessions, which are aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided; participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Saturdays: April […]

Untutored Life Drawing Class

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

This untutored life drawing class offers access to experienced models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is offered at these sessions, which are aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided; participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Saturdays: April […]

Student Art Show & Reception

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE

Student Art Show April 16 – May 12, 2019 Budding artists from Kearney and surrounding school districts in central Nebraska are featured during four weeks in the spring when the Museum of Nebraska Art is sparkling with the creativity of young student artists ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. Each week a selection of […]

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