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Kearney, NE 68847 United States

September 2017

Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiṉ

September 5, 2017
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

The horse is more than just an animal for the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota people who make up the Seven Councils Fire. Rather than only a means for work or travel, the horse has been cherished as kin since its reintroduction to North America more than three centuries ago. The Horse Nation, organized by The Heritage Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation, explores the cultural and spiritual significance of the horse as seen through the eyes of contemporary Lakota, Nakota,…

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Collection Connection

September 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. Francisco Souto: “There is no food” Wednesday, September 27 • 2:00 p.m. Artist Francisco Souto, a native of Venezuela, is a professor in the School of Art, Art History & Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2015 he began a series of drawings about the current economic collapse and momentous political crisis occurring in his native country. Unique and personal to Souto, every…

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October 2017

Nebraska Now: Sarah Rowe, Installation Artist Talk and Reception

October 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

Omaha artist Sarah Rowe “addresses issues of self-identity and exploitation of natural resources” within her artwork. By merging paintings, castings, fiber, sculptural, and performance works along with Native American ritual, Rowe of Lakota and Ponca descent opens “meaningful cross cultural dialogues” with her large-scale installations. Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday, October 7 1:30 p.m. 2017 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.

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MONA Showcase

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

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 19 – Horses in the Central Plains

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Collection Connection

October 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. Ed Zimmer: John Johnson (1879 – 1953) Wednesday, October 25 • 2:00 p.m. John Johnson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1879, the son of a former slave who served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Johnson worked in Lincoln at the menial jobs available to African-Americans in the early 20th century, but was also a highly talented photographer, recording the lives…

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November 2017

MONA Showcase

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

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. November 2 – Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words

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Kaleidoscope – A Benefit Gift Boutique

November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

The Anne Thorne Weaver Museum Shop hosts over 30 artists selling their latest creations throughout the Museum. The Shop is also fully stocked for the holidays with high quality, unique gifts at reasonable prices. Saturday, November 4 – 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5 – 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Sarah Rowe: Native American Power Bundles Workshop

November 12, 2017
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
$40 – $50

Sarah Rowe: Native American Power Bundles Workshop Participants in this workshop will make small, sculptural power bundles working with a variety of found and natural objects to create a unique and personal object. The process of making prayer ties used in Lakota ceremonies will also be taught. Items such as fabric remnants, twigs, plant material, feathers, and stones will be available for use. Sarah Rowe, of Lakota and Ponca descent, is a visual and performance artist in Omaha, Nebraska. Her…

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Collection Connection

November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. H. Jason Combs: Pioneer Life on Glass, The Balcom-Green Collection Wednesday, November 15 • 2:00 p.m. Henry Balcom and his son-in-law Ray Green were farmers and highly skilled, talented amateur photographers who took around 1200 glass plate photographs of settlement experiences in the Central Great Plains. They were active from the mid 1890s until the 1920s, by which time Henry was in his 70s.…

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December 2017

MONA Showcase

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

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. December 14, 2017 – UNK Collegium

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UNK Collegium Concert

December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Collection Connection

December 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. Doris Ourecky: Czech Christmas Customs Wednesday, December 20 • 2:00 p.m. Join us for a seasonal celebration of Czech Christmas Customs with the President of the Wilbur Czech Museum, Doris Ourecky. She has been an active member of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilbur since its inception 56 years ago. Accompanying her will be Sue Placek, the museum’s kroje curator and a third generation accordion…

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Sculpture Garden Series: Ferguson, Friedman, Kaneko

December 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

On view through September, 2018 Artwork by three of Nebraska’s most prominent sculptors, Catherine Ferguson, Charley Friedman, and Jun Kaneko, are featured in the MONA Hillegass Sculpture Garden. At the entrance, viewers are greeted by a ceramic, larger-than-life, black and white ‘head’ sculpture by world-renowned ceramicist and Omaha-based artist, Jun Kaneko. This work is on loan from Clay and Beth Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska. Flanking the entrance into the Museum is Catherine Ferguson’s Aida (Nile Act 3), three sky-blue metal…

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January 2018

Artist Talk & Reception: Jave Yoshimoto

January 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

FREE Jave Yoshimoto creates work that focuses on natural, man-made, or imaginary disasters and, in doing so, brings to light a “social amnesia” found in contemporary culture. Yoshimoto, born in Japan to Chinese parents, migrated to California at an early age. This cross-cultural background fundamentally informs his work and provides a broad world-view for him to draw upon. Yoshimoto is an Assistant Professor of Art in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at…

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MONA Selects: Recently Acquired Works

January 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

January 16 – March 2, 2018 Over the last four years, the Museum of Nebraska Art has added over 300 artworks to its permanent collection including representational and non-representational paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and other media. While highlighting works new to the collection, this selection also recognizes the importance of donors and artists in expanding MONA’s collection. The resounding theme of MONA Selects is a salute to the creativity and diversity found in Nebraska.

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Judi M. gaiashkibos: The Legacy of Chief Standing Bear

January 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

The life and legacy of Ponca tribe Chief Standing Bear was recently honored on October 15, 2017 with the installation of a 10-foot bronze sculpture of Chief Standing Bear at the Centennial Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska. Judi M. gaiashkibos shares the incredible story of his life and fight for justice, and how the discrimination he suffered and his campaign for justice inspired the creation of the sculpture from inception to installation. The casting process included a number of smaller maquettes,…

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February 2018

MONA Showcase

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

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. February 15 – Thornton String Quartet

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Cranes: Taking Flight

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

February 17 – May 13, 2018 In honor of the annual Sandhill Crane migration through Central Nebraska, the Museum of Nebraska Art showcases artworks that pay tribute to this natural phenomenon. From painting and sculpture to prints and photography, artists have been inspired to render striking imagery depicting the literal and spiritual significance of this recurring spectacle.

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Collection Connection

February 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. Sarah Baker Hansen and Matthew Hansen: The Better Half Wednesday, February 28 • 2:00 p.m. The Better Half, a new book co-authored by these award-winning co-presenters, explores the independent spirit of Nebraska through a compilation of stories about its food and people. “We knew Nebraska had great untold stories, and we wanted to tell them. The book is the result of that goal.” Sarah…

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March 2018

Family Arts Festival – Spring Arts Fling

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

FREE and open to the public The Kearney Cultural Partners (KCP) presents Spring Fling! Family Arts Festival where families can experience music, theater, art, and dance at the Museum of Nebraska Art, Yandas Music and Pro Audio, and The World Theatre from 1:00-4:00 p.m. At MONA, participate in interactive art activities and dance away to music and songs provided by The String Beans. Across the street at The World Theatre, charge the stage and let your inner performer out. At Yandas Music and Pro Audio,…

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String Beans at MONA

March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

From pop and country to rap and rock n’ roll, The String Beans perform a wide variety of original, family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, science, sports and lots more! Each show is hilarious, inclusive and spontaneous, and each catchy tune is designed to get every audience dancing and singing along! The show is part of the FREE Family Arts Festival at MONA.

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MONA Showcase

March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

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. March 15 – UNK Chamber Orchestra

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Rhonda McClure 3-D Needle Felting Workshop

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

$50 (members), $60 (non-members) Rhonda McClure teaches dry and wet felting techniques for creating a 3-D rabbit or hare in the pose of your choice. Learn about armatures, the best types of wool to use, and the basic tools required. You may bring your own tools and images of rabbits, if you have them, however all materials and tools will be provided. Sign up for either the morning or afternoon session. Saturday: Mar 24 Session 1 – 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.…

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Collection Connection: H. Jason Combs: Pioneer Life on Glass

March 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public. H. Jason Combs: Pioneer Life on Glass, The Balcom-Green Collection Wednesday, March 28 • 2:00 p.m. (rescheduled from November 2017) Henry Balcom and his son-in-law Ray Green were farmers and highly skilled, talented amateur photographers who took around 1200 glass plate photographs of settlement experiences in the Central Great Plains. This collection presents a sustained significant record of the realities of daily life, and…

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April 2018

Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland – A Benefit for the Museum of Nebraska Art A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way. Spirit Weekend: April 6, 7, 8, 2018

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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
$300

PATRON PARTY  • Friday, April 6 7:00 p.m. • Buffet Reception • Auction Preview and Sale with the Artists • cocktail attire, MONA A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way.

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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way. PATRON WEEKEND • April 6, 7, 8, 2018 – $300 per person PATRON PARTY • Friday, April 6 7:00 p.m. • Buffet Reception • Auction Preview and Sale with the Artists • cocktail attire,…

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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
$150

5:30 p.m. • Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction & Buy It Now 7:15 p.m. • Silent Auction closes, followed by Gala Dinner 8:30 p.m. • Live Art Auction Cocktail attire • MONA Tables for 10 available for purchase – $1,500 A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of…

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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way. PATRON WEEKEND • April 6, 7, 8, 2018 – $300 per person PATRON PARTY • Friday, April 6 7:00 p.m. • Buffet Reception • Auction Preview and Sale with the Artists • cocktail attire,…

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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

FREE to all Spirit Guests and public 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. • Pastries, Coffee • Your last chance to buy artwork! • casual attire, MONA

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Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland

April 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way. PATRON WEEKEND • April 6, 7, 8, 2018 – $300 per person PATRON PARTY • Friday, April 6 7:00 p.m. • Buffet Reception • Auction Preview and Sale with the Artists • cocktail attire,…

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Student Art Show

April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

April 17 – May 13, 2018 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 art from different schools is on view and a reception is held to honor the students. Exhibition sponsored by the MONA Guild.

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Nebraska Regionalists

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Nebraska Regionalists April 21 – August 12, 2018 The 1930s and ‘40s Regionalist Movement, led by Thomas Hart Benton (Missouri), Grant Wood (Iowa), and John Steuart Curry (Kansas), included a handful of Nebraska artists. Primarily chosen from the MONA collection, this exhibition highlights the work of Benton as well as that of Dale Nichols, Kady Faulkner, Aaron Gunn Pyle, among others who took their turn at the colorful, lyrical, everyday scenes found in Regionalism. Image (detail): Aaron Pyle, Untitled (landscape…

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Nebraska Now: Angie Seykora, Sculpture and Installation

April 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

Nebraska Now: Angie Seykora, Sculpture and Installation April 7 – July 1, 2018 While retaining the inherent nature of prefabricated, synthetic, industrial, and everyday materials, Angie Seykora creates objects, installations, and “paintings” that revel in the idea of possibility, and focus on form and texture. Her work speaks of our quickly advancing industrialized world and how that intersects with humanity and a search for beauty. Seykora teaches in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Omaha’s Creighton University. 2018…

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POST MIDWAY: Stamps & Mail Artifacts by Chuck Welch

April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 22, 1pm-3pm Exhibit available to view from April 14 - July 22. Kearney, Nebraska native Chuck Welch, aka CrackerJack Kid, remembers the daily anticipation of going to the mail box for the surprises it would contain. In the 1970s, Welch became interested in Mail Art (an art movement based on sending small-scale works through the postal service) after seeing an exhibition at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, and he has been actively participating in mail art…

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Collection Connection: H. Jason Combs

April 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Free & Open to the Public Henry Balcom and his son-in-law Ray Green were farmers and highly skilled, talented amateur photographers who took around 1200 glass plate photographs of settlement experiences in the Central Great Plains. They were active from the mid 1890s until the 1920s, by which time Henry was in his 70s. This collection of photographs presents a sustained significant record of the realities of daily life, particularly in Hall County. These informal portraits and images are a…

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May 2018

Junior Curator Show: Spatial Awareness

May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 how artists use space to create the illusion of a “sense of place” on a flat surface, depend on space to give shape and form…

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Compelled To Tell: Markmaking

May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 artworks signify who we are. The first exhibition in the series surveys the limitless variety of individual marks made by the vitality of the human…

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Reinhold Marxhausen

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

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 Concordia University, this exhibition explores his extensive body of work, his long career, his influence as an educator, and his continuous fascination with the idea…

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Sounds of Summer: Bases Loaded

May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Gather your friends and join in the fun! Gate opens at 6:00pm. Enjoy a lovely evening the fourth Thursday of the month with your friends at Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden. We provide the music along with tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice! Free seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Proceeds from Sounds of Summer help support the MONA Guild, and its contributions…

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June 2018

Collection Connection: Bob Ferguson

June 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

More than 100 stamps issued from 1898 to 2017 provide a diverse retrospective of American paintings on U.S. stamps. In this visual presentation, the stamps are organized chronologically by schools of art, and the enlarged images show each artist’s skill. The influence of art on stamp design and production over the years is also highlighted. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, POST MIDWAY: Stamps and Mail Artifacts by Chuck Welch. A stamp collector for many years, Bob Ferguson has a…

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Sounds of Summer: Flatwater Jazz Orchestra

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Gather your friends and join in the fun! Gate opens at 6:00pm. Enjoy a lovely evening the fourth Thursday of the month with your friends at Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden. We provide the music along with tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice! Free seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Proceeds from Sounds of Summer help support the MONA Guild, and its contributions…

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July 2018

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

July 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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. 2018 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman. Image: Camille Hawbaker, Love, thread, silk, paper; 2016, Collection of the Artist

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Mindful Monoprinting

July 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

$25 (MONA members), $30 (non-members) MINDFUL MONOPRINTING Explore gestural and expressive mark making through various monoprinting techniques – a great way to loosen up and have fun by experimenting with line and texture. It’s the perfect approach for working through new ideas and building up a body of prints in a short space of time, to be used later in collages or as individual unique works. No experience required. Sunday: July 15 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Instructor: Jackie Abell Age: 16+…

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Fifties Fever Fashion, Food, and “Fun”draiser!

July 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

The ARC will be hosting a 50s inspired event at the MONA July 21st during the Cruise Night Car Show and have asked us to do a 50’s car hop inspired menu, with all proceeds going to The ARC! Menu is tentative but will most likely be: Hamburger and Shoestring Fry Basket-$5.00 Cheeseburger and Shoestring Fry Basket-$5.50 Hot Dog and Shoestring Fry Basket-$5.00 Pickles, Onions, Ketchup and Mustard provided Taxes included in the price Come support a great cause and…

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Collection Connection

July 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 be rediscovered anew each day. Bockelman earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997. He is a…

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Sounds of Summer: Formerly Three

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Gather your friends and join in the fun! Gate opens at 6:00pm. Enjoy a lovely evening the fourth Thursday of the month with your friends at Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden. We provide the music along with tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice! Free seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Proceeds from Sounds of Summer help support the MONA Guild, and its contributions…

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Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 several fabric pieces, and 275 metal cubes. Because she wanted art to be affordable for everyone, she priced her works inexpensively, which was possible in…

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August 2018

Optical Chronicle III

August 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 identified roles provide the viewer with a touchstone through which they can then begin to interpret the work. This exhibition is the third in a…

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

August 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 artists, the information will be an invaluable reference for decades. A native Nebraskan, Lonnie earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Omaha and Lincoln…

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Kent Bellows and His Collectors

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

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 world. Loaned form Bellows’ collectors, the works are from people he knew – and who knew him well. Image: Kent Bellows, Kitchen Counter II (Dirty…

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December 2018

UNK Collegium Choir Concert

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Come 'Join in the Music' with the Collegium Concert at MONA.

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January 2019

Nebraska Now: Michael James, Quilts & Photographs

January 12
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Nebraska Now: Michael James, Quilts & Photographs January 12 – April 7, 2019 In his most recent body of work, Michael James focuses on the immersive colors, textures, and feel of India, looking to its “vernacular architecture” and the intricacies of the buildings, alleys, and courtyards. A leader in the art quilt movement of the 1970s, James is the Chair and Ardis James Professor of Textiles in Merchandising and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Reece Crawford: Visions of a Community

January 22
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Reece Crawford: Visions of a Community January 22 – April 7, 2019 From the late 1980s to the mid ‘90s, self-taught artist Reece Crawford awoke to “visions” of the people in her North Omaha community and felt compelled to make small sculptures of them. Created over the span of a few short years, the resulting vibrant, colorful, animated works are an ode to the artist’s “hood,” as she called it. Crawford found inspiration from African and American history as well…

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Yoga at MONA

January 23 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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YOGA AT MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP Yoga Alliance Combine the unique energy of the visual arts with a physical and spiritual experience. For this progressive yoga, no previous experience is required and all levels are welcome. Participants must be able to move from standing to floor poses without difficulty. Practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Marsha is also certified in Yoga for heart disease, meditation, and trained for strengthening bones through Yoga. Please…

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Collection Connection

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE Dr. H. Jason Combs: Nebraska’s Exaggeration Postcards, Giant Grasshoppers, and Two-Ton Potatoes Along with Other Facts about the Plains Wednesday, January 23 • 2:00 p.m. In the first few decades of the early 1900s, the United States was postcard crazy with thousands of cards exchanged daily. Many were simply a form of “self-congratulation,” often illustrating signs of development and progress. This program focuses on Nebraska postcards, specifically exaggeration postcards, cards that were not only used for communication and entertainment,…

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Compelled To Tell: Form

January 29
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Compelled To Tell: Form January 29 – May 19, 2019 During the making process, multiple visual possibilities are resonating in the mind of an artist. Simultaneously, instinct and conscious thought compel the artist. Ideally, the artwork soon has an independent energy. Visually, the term form can be applied to an entire artwork, identifying the work as either a painting or a sculpture for example. Within an artwork, form refers to actual shapes and spaces in a sculpture or the illusion…

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MONA Archives

January 29
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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MONA Archives January 29 – March 31, 2019 This exhibition features items from MONA’s archival and ephemera collection. While not often on view, these objects, letters of correspondence, and photographs give a broadened view of artists in the collection.

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February 2019

Acclaimed Poet Nicole Sealey Reads

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE Nationally acclaimed poet Nicole Sealey reads her dynamic poetry, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Nicole Sealey's book Ordinary Beast is energetic, fun, serious, and surprising. The U.S. poet laureate called it "stunning" and describes Sealey as a "poet for the ages." You can hear Sealey's great reading voice on The New Yorker's website. Sealey teaches at Boston University and is the Doris Lippman Visiting Poet at The City College of New York. She is the executive director…

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Untutored Life Drawing Class

February 9 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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. Easels and drawing boards are provided; participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Two Sessions (1) Saturdays: February 9, 16, 23, March 2 (2) Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Age: 18+…

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MONA Showcase

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE 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. Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Russ Erpelding & Jean Jacobson, Treasures and Tidbits

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A River Runs Through It

February 26
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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A River Runs Through It February 26 – July 21, 2019 In Paul A. Johnsgard’s book, Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes, the author writes, “There is a river in the heart of North America that annually gathers together the watery largess of melting Rocky Mountain snowfields and glaciers and spills wildly down the eastern slopes of Colorado and Wyoming. Reaching the plains, it quickly loses its momentum and begins to spread out and flow slowly across Nebraska…

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Collection Connection

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE Dr. Michael Hoff: Mosaics, Baths, and Pirate Treasure, The Excavations at Antiochia ad Cragum in Asia Minor Wednesday, February 27 • 2:00 p.m. Since 2005, the Roman-era city Antiochia ad Cragum has been undergoing excavation by the University of Nebraska. The city was founded on the former base of the famed late Hellenistic Cilician pirates who preyed upon ships throughout the Mediterranean Sea. This talk explores the early history of the city, its pirate past, extraordinary mosaics, and is…

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March 2019

MONA Showcase

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE 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. Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Thornton String Quartet

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A River Runs Through It – Reception & Artist Comments

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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A River Runs Through It February 26 – July 21, 2019 In Paul Johnsgard’s book, Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes, the author writes, “There is a river in the heart of North America that annually gathers together the watery largess of melting Rocky Mountain snowfields and glaciers and spills wildly down the eastern slopes of Colorado and Wyoming. Reaching the plains, it quickly loses its momentum and begins to spread out and flow slowly across Nebraska from…

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Collection Connection

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE Susan Knight: The Power of Water in Art Wednesday, March 27 • 2:00 p.m. Water is complex: it is a fractal. “It’s one thing to read about aspects of water and quite another to discover them for myself through art.” Omaha-based artist Susan Knight devotes exclusive attention to the stories and science of water and the land around it by building constructions with her hand-cut materials. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her work has been featured in SciArt Magazine, Sculpture…

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April 2019

MONA Showcase

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Free

MONA Showcase is an evening series featuring talented visual, performing, and literary artists, followed by conversation, art viewing, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 (rescheduled from March 14) Cello Trio – 6:30 p.m. UNK Thornton String Quartet – 7:00 p.m.

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Untutored Life Drawing

April 6 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Age: 18+ Cost: $48 for each four-class session (members), $58 (non-members) Register by: Friday, April 5; full…

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MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0

April 9
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0 April 9 – July 14, 2019 Launching its mobile app in 2017, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) continues to add content. Viewers browse through highlights from MONA’s permanent collection, listen to audio commentary, peruse a guide on how to look at art, and take a MONA quiz. This exhibition features the second selection of works for the MONA app – significant collection pieces including those by artists Kent Bellows, Aaron Douglas, Gertrude…

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Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking

April 13
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking April 13 – July 7, 2019 Lincoln artist Anne Burton explores historical modes of coded communication (war-coding; braille; and floriography, the Victorian-era enthusiasm for sending flowers to convey coded messages) through various printmaking processes. The resulting colorful, intricate prints contain imagery of circles, flowers, and clothing that reflect humanity's search for identity while revealing a universal desire to be heard and understood. Burton is the Art Program Coordinator at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha where…

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Untutored Life Drawing Class

April 13 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Age: 18+ Cost: $48 for each four-class session (members), $58 (non-members) Register by: Friday, April 5; full…

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Marvel Maring’s Bookbinding Workshop

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Marvel Maring’s Bookbinding Workshop Artist Marvel Maring has been making books since 1995. Trained as a painter, she received her M.F.A. degree from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1991 and her M.F.A. in Book Arts from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2001. This workshop introduces a binding that is ideal for those who want to learn how to turn single sheets of watercolor paper into an artist’s book. A few clever folds, cuts, and figure-eight stitching form…

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Student Art Show Opens

April 16
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Student Art Show Opens 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 art from different schools is on view and a reception is held to recognize and honor the students. The Student Art Show is sponsored…

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Untutored Life Drawing Class

April 20 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Age: 18+ Cost: $48 for each four-class session (members), $58 (non-members) Register by: Friday, April 5; full…

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Yoga at MONA

April 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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YOGA AT MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP Yoga Alliance Combine the unique energy of the visual arts with a physical and spiritual experience. For this progressive yoga, no previous experience is required and all levels are welcome. Participants must be able to move from standing to floor poses without difficulty. Practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Marsha is also certified in Yoga for heart disease, meditation, and trained for strengthening bones through Yoga. Please…

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Collection Connection

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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FREE Kent Wolgamott: Contemporary Art Trends in Lincoln, Nebraska Wednesday, April 24 • 2:00 p.m. L. Kent Wolgamott, the arts and entertainment writer for the Lincoln Journal Star, has written about the visual arts, music, and film for Lincoln newspapers for 33 years. In 2009, he was one of 12 American fellows in the National Education Association/U.S. State Department’s International Arts Journalism Institute in Visual Art. In 2018, he received the Lincoln Mayor’s Arts Award - Literary. A native of…

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Untutored Life Drawing Class

April 27 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Age: 18+ Cost: $48 for each four-class session (members), $58 (non-members) Register by: Friday, April 5; full…

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May 2019

Yoga at MONA

May 1 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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YOGA AT MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP Yoga Alliance Combine the unique energy of the visual arts with a physical and spiritual experience. For this progressive yoga, no previous experience is required and all levels are welcome. Participants must be able to move from standing to floor poses without difficulty. Practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Marsha is also certified in Yoga for heart disease, meditation, and trained for strengthening bones through Yoga. Please…

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Student Art Show & Reception

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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 art from different schools is on view and a reception is held to recognize and honor the students. The Student Art Show is sponsored by…

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Junior Curator Show: Underscoring Line – Exhibition Opens

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Junior Curator Show: Underscoring Line May 10 – August 11, 2019 A select group of high school students works with the Museum of Nebraska Art staff to conceptualize, select, and install an exhibition of artworks drawn from MONA’s collection. The experiential learning expands their knowledge of art, museums, and careers. The curation process begins with an exploration of the role of the visual elements in an artwork. Each element functions uniquely, line being perhaps the most ubiquitous. Exhibition Reception: May…

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Sculpture Garden Series: Les Bruning – Opens Today

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Sculpture Garden Series: Les Bruning May 17 – October 6, 2019 The 2019 featured artist for MONA’s Sculpture Garden Series is Les Bruning, a nationally recognized sculptor who works in metal casting and welding. The focus for this exhibition is his large, totemic works, some that emit sound as well as light. Based in Omaha, Bruning’s career spans over 40 years.

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UNK Art Show – Opens Today

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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UNK Art Show May 18 – June 2, 2019 The Art and Design Department faculty at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are featured in an exhibition that culminates in a closing social and silent auction event to support the Department’s renovation project and equipment needs. Titled “Kindred, bringing UNK art • past • present • future together,” guests may bid on the 40 to 50 artworks on Saturday, June 1, from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public,…

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Collection Connection

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public. David Wells: The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha Wednesday, May 22 • 2:00 p.m. Independent historian David Wells celebrates The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 with a presentation of rare photographic images. Hailed as a showcase of technology west of the Mississippi River, the Exposition showed that life beyond the mighty river was civilized and forward-thinking. Wells describes the construction of the exposition, the…

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Sounds of Summer

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Free

Enjoy a FREE evening with friends at Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden. We provide the music along with tables and chairs, and you are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice! Want to walk right in and sit right down? Reserve a table for 10 for all three Sounds of Summer performances for $500, or reserve a table for a single performance for just $200 by calling the Museum at (308) 865-8559.…

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Compelled To Tell: Drawing – Opens Today

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Compelled To Tell: Drawing May 28 – September 22, 2019 In today’s technologically advanced world, sketching is still the best way to bring an idea to life. Artists draw what their minds see, whether it’s solving a design problem or communicating how they perceive the world around them. The process of drawing allows an artist to develop an idea, freely with no fear, since there are no rules. A sketch may take one minute to complete, while a drawing is…

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June 2019

UNK Art Show – Closes Today

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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UNK Art Show May 18 – June 2, 2019 The Art and Design Department faculty at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are featured in an exhibition that culminates in a closing social and silent auction event to support the Department’s renovation project and equipment needs. Titled “Kindred, bringing UNK art • past • present • future together,” guests may bid on the 40 to 50 artworks on Saturday, June 1, from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public,…

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MONA’S Not Just A Book Club

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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: May 7 – September 3, 2019 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center June 4: Those of the Gray Wind: The Sandhill Cranes by Paul A. Johnsgard

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Dwayne Wilcox: Contemporary Lakota Ledger Art – Opens Today

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Dwayne Wilcox: Contemporary Lakota Ledger Art June 11 – September 15, 2019 Renowned artist, Dwayne Wilcox, uses ledger paper to examine contemporary culture through a 19th century practice. Begun in the 19th century by Plains Indians in forced confinement during the Reservation Era, ledger artworks include paintings and drawings of Native American figures rendered on 19th century ledger paper. Wilcox, an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota, is a self-taught artist who has been creating work since 1984.

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Pic’N’Mix Media – Class for Kids!

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$12

Pic’N’Mix Media Inspired by current artwork in MONA exhibitions, we are offering three separate workshops focusing on experimentation with a variety of 2D and 3D media techniques. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. Thursdays: June 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Jackie Abell Ages: 7-12 Cost: $12 per workshop, $24 for two, or $33 for all three (MONA members); $15 per workshop, $30 for two, or $43 for all three (non-members) Pre-registration and payment for each…

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Pic’N’Mix Media – Class for Kids!

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$12 – $15

Pic’N’Mix Media Inspired by current artwork in MONA exhibitions, we are offering three separate workshops focusing on experimentation with a variety of 2D and 3D media techniques. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. Thursdays: June 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Jackie Abell Ages: 7-12 Cost: $12 per workshop, $24 for two, or $33 for all three (MONA members); $15 per workshop, $30 for two, or $43 for all three (non-members) Pre-registration and payment for each…

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Untutored Life Drawing – Class for Adults

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$36 – $46

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 for those wishing to develop their life drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Two Sessions (1) Saturdays: June 15, 22, 29 (2) Saturdays: July 27, August 3, 10 Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon. Age: 18+ Cost: $36 per session (MONA members);…

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Pic’N’Mix Media – Class for Kids!

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$12 – $15

Pic’N’Mix Media Inspired by current artwork in MONA exhibitions, we are offering three separate workshops focusing on experimentation with a variety of 2D and 3D media techniques. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. Thursdays: June 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Jackie Abell Ages: 7-12 Cost: $12 per workshop, $24 for two, or $33 for all three (MONA members); $15 per workshop, $30 for two, or $43 for all three (non-members) Pre-registration and payment for each…

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Untutored Life Drawing – Class for Adults

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$36 – $46

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 for those wishing to develop their life drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Two Sessions (1) Saturdays: June 15, 22, 29 (2) Saturdays: July 27, August 3, 10 Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon. Age: 18+ Cost: $36 per session (MONA members);…

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Collection Connection

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public. Dr. William Stoutamire: Decorative Arts: The Philip and Mildred Strain Collection Wednesday, June 26 • 2:00 p.m. Frank Museum Director Dr. William F. Stoutamire shares the story behind the incredible decorative arts collection of Kearney’s Philip and Mildred Strain, now on display at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture. For much of their lives, the Strains quietly collected valuable pieces of European…

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Pic’N’Mix Media – Class for Kids!

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$12 – $15

Pic’N’Mix Media Inspired by current artwork in MONA exhibitions, we are offering three separate workshops focusing on experimentation with a variety of 2D and 3D media techniques. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. Thursdays: June 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Jackie Abell Ages: 7-12 Cost: $12 per workshop, $24 for two, or $33 for all three (MONA members); $15 per workshop, $30 for two, or $43 for all three (non-members) Pre-registration and payment for each…

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Sounds of Summer

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Free

Enjoy a FREE evening with friends at Sounds of Summer in the Cliff Hillegass Outdoor Sculpture Garden. We provide the music along with tables and chairs, and you are welcome to bring a picnic, including beverages of your choice! Want to walk right in and sit right down? Reserve a table for 10 for all three Sounds of Summer performances for $500, or reserve a table for a single performance for just $200 by calling the Museum at (308) 865-8559.…

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Untutored Life Drawing – Class for Adults

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$36 – $46

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 for those wishing to develop their life drawing skills. Poses are timed and moderated. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Two Sessions (1) Saturdays: June 15, 22, 29 (2) Saturdays: July 27, August 3, 10 Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon. Age: 18+ Cost: $36 per session (MONA members);…

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July 2019

MONA’S Not Just A Book Club

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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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: May 7 – September 3, 2019 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center July 2: The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre: A Novel by Dominic Smith

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Nebraska Now: Jen Bockelman, Fiber Art – Artist Talk & Reception

July 13 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Nebraska Now: Jen Bockelman, Fiber Art July 13 – October 6, 2019 Using traditional embroidery techniques, Jennifer Bockelman “addresses themes of power and cultural identity as filtered through language.” Her work questions contemporary norms of what communities find important and how they’ve been conditioned to respond to the world and each other. Bockelman is an Adjunct Professor in the Art Departments at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday, August 10, 2019…

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Pouncing on Plaster – For Teens & Adults

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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$25 – $30

Pouncing on Plaster Pouncing on plaster is a centuries-old method of transferring a drawing to a plaster surface, ready for painting. In this class, learn how to make a plaster slab, approximately 12 x 9 x 1.5 inches. A second pre-made dry plaster slab will be provided for experimenting with the pouncing technique, and for painting your selected subject-matter with luminous liquid watercolors. For your subject, please bring images/photographs, e.g., a self-portrait, pictures of pets, designs, etc. Make sure your…

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