Great Plains Art Museum


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Homefront and Battlefield

Homefront & Battlefield

Quilts and Context in the Civil War
February 3 - June 27, 2015

When millions of Americans mobilized for war, the very fabric of life was altered. Banners, uniforms, flags and cloth marked this powerful transition. Objects and their creators tell poignant stories of war that still resonate today. See this touring exhibit, presented by the Nebraska State Historical Society, at its only venue outside the East Coast. An intriguing and absorbing look at the most divisive period in American history.


  • Docent tours available Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (except April 22)
  • Lecture: "Practical Patriotism in a Civil War Quilt" on April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Plains Art Museum. Lecture by Jonathan Gregory, exhibitions curator at the International Quilt Studies Center and Museum.
  • Quilt Close-Up: During this behind the scenes opportunity at the IQSCM, visitors will have a curator-led close-up examination of quilts from American war time. April 10, noon-1 p.m. Tickets: $15.
  • Lecture: "The Civil War in the Great Plains" with American History Professor Ken Winkle on April 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Plains Art Museum.
  • Gallery Talk: Curator Madeline Shaw will give a gallery talk about the exhibition's development.
  • Lecture: "Rattling the Skeletons in the Closet: New Discoveries about the Reconciliation Quilt" at the IQSCM on April 28, noon-1 p.m.

Read about how the gallery prepped for this exhibition in the Journal Star >

LPS show

Student art exhibition

Lower level Lentz Gallery
April 1 - 18, 2015

In collaboration with Lincoln Public Schools Visual Arts Mentor Programs, artworks created by students during the 2014-15 school year will be showcased. The Visual Arts Mentor Program partners elementary school children gifted in the visual arts with an artist mentor who works with the student 2 hours per week.

First Friday exhibition: April 3, 5-7 p.m.

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