Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Presence of Absence

Rick Houchin
Mainstreet
Ong, August 3, 2011
Courtesy of the artist

Presence of Absence: Photographs by David Lovekin and Rick Houchin

July 7 – October 28, 2017

Photographs by David Lovekin and Rick Houchin depict 12 to 15 different small towns in central Nebraska. The pair of photographers spent two years traveling throughout Nebraska capturing quiet streets and signs of humanity, but void of inhabitants.


Collecting Nebraska

William de la Montagne Cary
Chimney Rock in the Platte River Valley with Oglala Sioux Village, ca. 1867

Collecting Nebraska

August 4 – December 16, 2017

Features artworks from the permanent collection that depict Nebraska or were created by Nebraska artists. The exhibition is an official event of 150th Anniversary celebration of Nebraska statehood.

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Collection Critters

George Keahbone
Two Deer, ca. 1980
gouache on paper
Gift of John and Susan Wunder

Collection Critters

November 3, 2017 – February 24, 2018

All types of Great Plains animals from bison to horses to cranes to dogs will appear in sculpture, prints, photographs, and paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection.


Cowboys from the Collection

Olaf Seltzer
Charles M. Russell on Redbird, ca. 1905-1907
oil on canvas mounted on panel
Gift of Dr. John and Elizabeth Christlieb

Cowboys from the Collection

January 9 – April 28, 2018

Explore how this icon of American culture has been depicted over the last century through artworks selected from the permanent collection. Of note will be key bronzes from renowned cowboy artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington as well as more recent photographic portraits by Chuck Guilder and George Tuck.