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
Closed July 2 and 4. Free tours every Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Cropping to Circles

Cropping to Circles: Kendal McMinimy

June 3 - August 27, 2016

McMinimy fuses photography and printmaking in abstracted renderings of irrigation systems. The artist draws attention to agricultural water use through images that explore the nature of center pivot irrigation as “a system that encircles multiple conflicting truths — a worldwide revolution in food production is also complicit in the depletion of groundwater; humanitarian aid aligns with hegemonic order; global market forces allow and deny local economies; a system simultaneously produces and diminishes.”


Denizens: Wildlife on the Western Frontier, an exhibition of vintage engravings, 1770-1902

Lower level Lentz Gallery
February 5 - June 25

Images published in Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, The Illustrated London News, and other historical sources illuminate the native species and their interaction with humans.

We, the Heartland

We, the Heartland

West Gallery
April 1 - August 27, 2016

We, The Heartland is a love letter to the cultural landscape of the prairies. Photographs by Kate Schneider portraying the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route in Nebraska and South Dakota are paired with handwritten letters to President Obama from landowners and Lakota natives.


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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