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Collection Connection

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public. Peggy Jones: The Freedom to Create: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, November 28 • 12:30 p.m. (note time) Today, while there are seemingly infinite ways to express creativity and share that expression in largely unmediated venues, not all populations […]

Winterscapes

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Winterscapes November 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 In celebration of the season, the exhibition Winterscapes showcases selected recent acquisitions along with longstanding collection works. Winter has its unique beauty – which has always inspired artists from photographers to painters. When it’s cold outside, experiencing winter scenes in the warmth of a MONA gallery is […]

“Kaleidoscope” Holiday Gift Boutique

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

The Museum of Nebraska Art Guild presents "Kaleidoscope,” a Holiday Gift Boutique benefitting the Museum on Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The annual "Kaleidoscope" event gives artists an opportunity to show their special creations and shoppers to see and purchase gifts for the holiday season. Over 30 new and returning artists from around […]

Collection Connection

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public. Dr. Bruce Garver: Czech Art and Architecture Wednesday, October 24 • 2:00 p.m. Olga Folda Štěpánek was the granddaughter of Czech immigrants, a creator of works of art, author of short stories, founder in 1960 and director until 1975 […]

Nebraska Now: Larry Gawel, Photographs

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Nebraska Now: Larry Gawel, Photographs October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Larry Gawel uses black and white film photography and tintypes, a traditional practice from the 1860s and ‘70s, to juxtapose the flora and fauna of Nebraska and Japan. Gawel specifically looks to hunting and harvest practices in the United States and the Japanese […]

MONA Showcase

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

MONA Showcase is a five-program evening series featuring talented visual, performing, and literary artists held once a month in October, November, December, February, and March. Each program is 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by conversation, art viewing, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. October 2, 2018 Orphan Train Colloquium

Adornment

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Adornment September 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019 Adornment looks at how individuals and communities clothe, embellish, or alter their appearances through creative thought and artistic practices. The exhibition explores the ongoing need to create works as varied as filigreed jewelry, beaded traditional or contemporary Native American clothing, African American headdresses, tattoos, nail art, distinctive […]

Collection Connection

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public. Jim Vakoc: Collecting Kent Bellows Wednesday, September 26 • 2:00 p.m. In the catalogue for the 2010 landmark exhibition Beyond Realism: The Work of Kent Bellows 1970-2005 at Joslyn Art Museum, guest curator Molly S. Hutton, Ph.D., described the […]

MINDFUL MONOPRINTING

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Cost: $25 (MONA members), or $30 (non-members) MINDFUL MONOPRINTING Free up your drawing process by exploring gestural and expressive mark making through various monoprint techniques. Monoprinting is a great way to loosen up and have fun experimenting with line and texture. It’s the perfect approach for working through new ideas and building a body of […]

My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself – Reynolds Writers Series

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

FREE Kelly Kathleen Ferguson quit her job, bought a prairie dress and visited every “Little House” from the popular Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Then she wrote her own book about the journey – “My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself.” Ferguson, an assistant English professor at Southern Utah […]

A Night of “Guildy” Pleasures

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

$50 per person Are you feeling lucky! Join the MONA Guild for a fun-filled evening Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:30 p.m. • The Fun Begins 6:30-8:30 • Casino Tables Open 8:30-9:00 • Silent Auction The fun includes: • Hors d’oeuvres • Wine & Beer • Libation Lotto • Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Chuck-A-Luck • Silent […]

Untutored Life Drawing Class

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave, Kearney

Cost: $48 for each four-class session (MONA members), $58 (non-members) FOR ADULTS Untutored Life Drawing Class 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. […]