Great Plains Art Museum


Due to water emergency, the Museum will be closed until repairs are complete. The Museum will still be open for scheduled lectures.
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Closed Mondays, Sundays, holiday weekends, and between exhibitions | Free admission | 402-472-6220

Art of the Plains

American Plains Artists 30th Annual Juried Exhibit
August 7 - October 24, 2015

The 30th installment of American Plains Artists Annual Juried exhibition features artists working in any traditional 2D or 3D fine art media in a realistic or representational manner with a thematic focus on the American Plains. Organized by the American Plains Artists, the exhibition is part of its ongoing efforts to educate the public about the diversity found in artistic depictions of the American Plains.

First Friday reception, August 7, 4 - 7 p.m.: Tom Tierney, exhibition juror and Co-Publisher of Art of the West magazine will give a Q&A session at 4 p.m. Reception and awards begin at 5 p.m.

Future exhibits
Looking Back Looking Forward

We Are Star People: The Art and Poetry of Gwen Westerman

Lower level Lentz Gallery
September 1, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Recent work by Gwen Westerman, 2014 Contemporary Indigeneity Exhibition Prize winner, features unique quilts and textiles alongside poetry inspired by personal connections to her Dakota family history. Dr. Westerman is a professor of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She co-authored MniSota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, with Bruce White, which won a Minnesota Book Award and has published a collection of poetry written in Dakota and English entitled Follow the Blackbirds

First Friday: Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. Artist talk at 6 p.m.

Sept. 1-5 Artist in Residence: Westerman will create a piece in the lobby of the museum as part of the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Program. The hours she'll be working:

Sept. 1: 2-5 p.m. | Sept. 2: 10-11:30 a.m. | Sept. 3: 10 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m. | Sept. 4: 1-3 p.m. | Sept. 5: 2-4 p.m.

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