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NEBRASKA: Its Land, Its People

  • Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave Kearney, NE 68847 (map)
 Barbara Takenaga, Nebraska II, 2015, Acrylic on linen

Barbara Takenaga, Nebraska II, 2015, Acrylic on linen

The year 2017 marks Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is uniquely positioned to observe this milestone, since MONA’s mission is to showcase the art and cultural history of the state. The Museum is proud to feature, through a series of exhibitions, its permanent collection in a visual festival of Nebraska art in honor of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial.

Artworks that speak about the richness and diversity of the state’s land and its people, this selection presents some of the most iconic images that represent the history of Nebraska from the 19th century to the present day. Drawn from the Museum’s collection together with loans from other institutions and private lenders, artists include Albert Bierstadt, William Henry Jackson, Robert Henri, Elizabeth Dolan, Aaron Douglas, Aaron Pyle, William Ellsworth Artis, Donald Ruleaux, Carol Haerer, Sheila Hicks, Robert Weaver, Robert Adams, Barbara Takenaga, and Kent Bellows, among numerous others.