Winter Crossing by Tom Palmerton

Museum hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday
    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday
    1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, holiday weekends, and between exhibitions
  • Free and open to the public

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Where are you located?

The Great Plains Art Museum is located at 1155 Q Street in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, on the corner of 12th and Q streets. We are across the street from the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Look for our outdoor sculptures and grass pattern on the windows.


What exhibits do you have on display?

For more information on our exhibits, click on Current Exhibits.


Do you sell artwork?

The Great Plains Art Museum occasionally hosts exhibits where artwork is for sale, and occasionally hosts fundraiser sales for the museum. However we do not handle sales of the artwork on display in our galleries. Typically the artist or another gallery representing the artist will need to be contacted for prices or sales of artwork.


I have a Remington bronze that has been in my family for 20 or more years. Can you tell me if you have any Remington bronzes and what mine is worth?

While we would be happy to tell you what works we have in our collection, we cannot make appraisals or even suggest what your artwork may be worth. In addition, we cannot reveal what the artwork in our collection is worth. Web sources such as www.askart.com or www.artfact.com are useful for finding more information on a particular artist and his/her work. In addition, you can contact the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to find an appraiser in your area. Their web address is www.appraisers.org.


Who should I contact if I’m interested in having an exhibit at the Great Plains Art Museum?

The Great Plains Art Museum schedules exhibits 2 years in advance. If you would like to submit a portfolio of your work to be considered for a potential exhibit, send your information to the Curator at the Great Plains Art Museum.


Do you rent out your space for special events and how much does it cost?

Please visit the Facility Rental webpage for more information.

I read that you have a large collection of Remington and Russell bronzes. Why aren't they on display?

You're right. The Great Plains Art Museum does have a large collection of Remington and Russell bronzes. However, they are not always on display. We do not have a permanent collection gallery where specific works from our permanent collection are on display at all times. Throughout the year we make an effort to display works from our permanent collection at least twice a year. Exhibits of the Great Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection often include a selection of sculpture.


Does it cost anything to visit the Great Plains Art Museum?

No. The Great Plains Art Museum is free and open to the public. We happily take donations if they are offered.


I have a school group that I'd like to bring to the gallery. Do you give tours?

Yes. If you'd like to schedule a tour of the Great Plains Art Museum or receive an introduction to our current exhibits, please call 402-472-6220. The Curator or the Collections Manager will be happy to schedule a tour date with you as well as make arrangements for what you’d like to know about our museum and exhibits.


Who should I contact for rights and reproductions if I want to use an image from the Great Plains Art Museum permanent collection?

The Great Plains Art Museum makes no claims to be the owner of copyright of any of the works of art in its collection. The Great Plains Art Museum can grant the permission requested only to the extent of its ownership of the rights relating to the request. Certain works of art, as well as photographic images of those works may be protected by copyright, trademark or related interests not owned by the Great Plains Art Museum. The responsibility for acquiring such rights and other necessary permissions remains with the applicant. Contact Collections Manager Sarah Goetsch at 402-472-3208 or sgoetsch2@unl.edu


Can I volunteer at the museum?

Contact the curator for more information: amohr2@unl.edu