Art in the Park

Artists from around the Midwest travel to Kearney to exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind works of art in the beautiful Harmon Park. Live music and food vendors help continue to make this extravaganza a must attend signature event for the community.

MONA’s Not Just A Book Club

MONA’S Not Just A Book Club Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome, and may join at any time. 1st Tuesdays: January 7- May 5, 2020 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center April 7: The Echo Maker: A Novel by … Continue reading “MONA’s Not Just A Book Club”

Nebraska Now: Celeste Butler

Nebraska Now: Celeste Butler April 4 – July 5, 2020 Born and raised in Omaha, Celeste Butler is a self-taught fiber and textile artist, Quiltologist, and storyteller. Butler “breathes life back into broken, discarded, and devalued items” by creating quilts that incorporate hand-dyed processes and painting while using vintage fabrics, reclaimed clothing, and embellishments. The … Continue reading “Nebraska Now: Celeste Butler”

Kristine Allphin: Cold Wax Medium and Oil Painting Workshops

Kristine Allphin: Cold Wax Medium and Oil Painting Workshops Kristine Allphin is an established award-winning batik artist based in Hastings, Nebraska. Her large-scale prairie grass landscapes are complex, colorful and expressive. By incorporating traditional vat dying batik methods, with a non-traditional linear drawing technique, Allphin has developed a unique aesthetic style using a fine art … Continue reading “Kristine Allphin: Cold Wax Medium and Oil Painting Workshops”

Collection Connection

Susan Hart: Building a History Wednesday, March 25 • 2:00 p.m. Susan Hart’s richly textured paintings and collages read like visual rhythms, windows into ephemeral places, multiple layers hold reverberating chords, hidden echoes from past to the present. Using color, hand-painted papers, drawing, and painting tools, Hart extracts, contracts, and expands her thoughts, building connections, … Continue reading “Collection Connection”

MONA’s Not Just A Book Club

MONA’S Not Just A Book Club Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome, and may join at any time. 1st Tuesdays: January 7- May 5, 2020 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center March 3: Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an … Continue reading “MONA’s Not Just A Book Club”

Family Arts Festival

Family Arts Festival MONA and Kearney Cultural Partners (KCP) invite you to attend the annual Family Arts Festival to experience art, dance, music, and more. At MONA participate in interactive educational art activities inspired by the MONA collection. Dance away to music and songs provided by the friendliest family band in Nebraska – The String … Continue reading “Family Arts Festival”

Collection Connection

Jennifer Homan: Nebraska’s Boundless Skies Wednesday, February 26 • 2:00 p.m. Jennifer Homan’s pure pastel pigments eulogize the spectacular power, scale and moods of Nebraska’s boundless skies, and the land that’s moored beneath them. The emotional force inspiring Homan’s work is the beauty of the Nebraska landscape combined with the precipitating consequences of humankind’s presence. … Continue reading “Collection Connection”

Senior College World Series

The World Series is a monthly showing of recent award-winning documentary films at the World Theatre presented by the Senior College of Central Nebraska as a special class for Senior College members. February 12 Aquarela (Unique Cinematography) Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and … Continue reading “Senior College World Series”

Exhibit Reception “Essential Yet Unseen: Servant Life in the 1890s”

Join us February 8th for a reception at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture to officially unveil our new permanent exhibit: “Essential Yet Unseen: Servant Life in the 1890s.” This unique exhibit offers visitors a chance to step back in time into a recreated 1890s servant’s quarters. The exhibit will provide an intimate … Continue reading “Exhibit Reception “Essential Yet Unseen: Servant Life in the 1890s””

Collection Connection

Molly Anderson: On-Edge Felt Revival Wednesday: January 22 • 2:00 p.m. Four years ago fiber artist Molly Anderson, primarily known for her hand quilted textiles, was ready for an invigorating challenge in a new direction. The iconic on-edge felt mosaics in MONA’s permanent collection by Jean Louise Berg Thiessen (1876-1960) were a source of admiration … Continue reading “Collection Connection”

Nebraska Now: Michael Burton, Animation Artist Talk

Nebraska Now: Michael Burton, Animation January 18 – March 29, 2020 Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Michael Burton and his UNL team create animated films that “recover visibilities of people who are mostly left out of the cultural and historical record.” For this exhibition we look at Anna, a film based on the … Continue reading “Nebraska Now: Michael Burton, Animation Artist Talk”