Great Plains Art Museum


Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Closed Mondays, Sundays, holiday weekends, and between exhibitions | Free admission | 402-472-6220
The museum will be closed over the Thanksgiving weekend: November 24-26
Contemporary Indigeneity 2016

Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual Borderlands

September 2 – December 17, 2016

The 2016 iteration of Contemporary Indigeneity at the Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will explore Native American spirituality through artistic interpretations of place in the Great Plains. By bringing together works incorporating a diverse range of artistic media, this exhibition will seek to create dialogues regarding interpretations of sovereignty, spiritual connections to the land, and cultural identity within the boundaries of the Great Plains.


Glimpses of the Southwest

Lower level Lentz Gallery
November 4 - February 25

Native American Art from the Permanent Collection & the University of Nebraska State Museum. Paintings and sculptures by Southwest Native American artists provide a glimpse of a region bordering the Great Plains. Paintings from the artistic collaboration known as Artist Hopid from the Great Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection are featured alongside objects on loan.

First Friday opening reception: Nov. 4, 5-7 p.m.

Rubendall 10 Years

Ten Years of Elizabeth Rubendall Artists in Residence

West Gallery
September 2 – December 17, 2016

The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded the artist-in-residence program at the Great Plains Art Museum since 2006. While in residence, an artist creates a work on-site affording visitors a unique opportunity to see the artmaking process and meet the artist. The artwork becomes part of the Museum's permanent collection. There are no limitations in regards to style or media; the only criteria is that the artist(s) hail from the Great Plains and/or depict subjects pertinent to the region.


75 Iconic Covers from the University of Nebraska Press

Lower level lobby
January 19 - December 17, 2016

To celebrate the University of Nebraska Press' 75th anniversary, iconic covers will be up all year long, switching out monthly.

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