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.

Jess Benjamin

"Dry Times" with Jess Benjamin 

March 14 - May 18, 2014

Ceramic 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."

See "Drought Interpretations" in the West Gallery, a curated show by Elizabeth Ingraham
Student show

Lincoln Public Schools Visual Arts Mentoring Program

April 11 - 30, Lentz Gallery

Features the works of 31 particpants of the LPS Visual Arts Mentoring Program.

Todd A. Williams

Todd A. Williams

April 22 - 27

The Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host Todd A. Williams as the 2014 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence from April 22-27.

Williams will use the lobby of the museum as a space to create a painting depicting the effect of drought on the Platte River. The finished painting will become a permanent part of the museum's collection.

Contemporary Indigeneity

Contemporary Indigeneity

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.

Powering the Plains


August - September 2014

Information to come

Impact Nebraska


October - December 2014

Information to come