The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition:
Travels in the Interior of North America,
Jan. 2, 2014 - Feb. 23, 2014
First Friday reception Jan. 3
Visitors will see Karl Bodmer's vivid reflection of the landscapes, wildlife, frontier settlements, and American Indian peoples that he and Prince Maximilian of Wied encountered during their expedition along the Upper Missouri River. A mobile tour — accessible at 402-881-3138 — highlighting 20 artworks in the exhibition will be available at each venue. Additionally, an online teacher guide and outreach trunk with educational resources for use in local classrooms will offer a deeper understanding of the nineteenth-century West. The exhibit was made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Richard P. Kimmell and Laurine Kimmel charitable Foundation, Inc.
March 14 - May 18, 2014Ceramic artist Jess Benjamin's exhibition coincides with the Center for Great Plains Studies' annual symposium. The theme of this year's symposium is "Drought in the Life, Cultures, and Landscapes of the Great Plains." Benjamin's work comments on drought and climate change.
"My artwork focuses on water usage in the Great Plains area: a regional concern that is related to the phenomenon of global drought. My artwork presents my research on similarities between hydrological objects, chemistry, and cartography."
Meet the artist at the exhibition's First Friday reception April 4, 5-7 p.m.
The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded an artist-in-residence program since 2007. Artworks are commissioned by the museum to become part of the museum's permanent collection. Artists work on the piece in the lobby of the museum during their stay.
June - July 2014
The museum's Native American juried show returns for another year. Visit the museum during the show to vote for the Viewer's Favorite award.
August - September 2014
Information to come
October - December 2014
Information to come