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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 true story of an enslaved woman who jumped to her freedom in early 19th century Washington, D.C.

Artist Talk & Reception:
Saturday, January 18 • 1:30 p.m.

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

January 7: Landline: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell

Collection Connection

David Wells: Christmas in Wartime
Wednesday, November 20 • 2:00 p.m.

The holiday season during wartime has weathered many changes as a direct result of the pressures of war. This program explores how Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions have evolved through the American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, into the familiar rituals we know today.

Independent historian David Wells attended Northeast Community College, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and University of Nebraska – Omaha. He has completed extensive research on Nebraska’s connection with the American Civil War and the Nebraska Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. His work on soldiers’ monuments and memorials in Nebraska was given a Certificate of Commendation by the American Association for State and Local History in 1997, and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Civil War Veterans Museum in Nebraska City since 1993.

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

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.

Saturday’s: November 9 & 16
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $24 for two-class session (MONA members), $30 (non-members)
Register by: each prior Friday

Interesting Novelist Kelly Luce Reads

Kelly Luce wrote the story collection Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail and the novel Pull Me Under, one of Elle Magazine’s Best Books of the year. It is part mystery, part adventure story, and it takes place in Japan.

Luce’s work has appeared in New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, & The Southern Review.

An accomplished writer, she has received prestigious fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ragdale, The Sewanee Writer’s Conference, & the Jack Kerouac Project.
She lives in an old grist mill in Tennessee.

A Q&A, book signing, and reception will follow the reading.

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

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.

Saturday’s: November 9 & 16
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: 18+
Cost: $24 for two-class session (MONA members), $30 (non-members)
Register by: each prior Friday