Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Lari Radabaugh Gibbons

Lari Gibbons
Traces 3, 2013
letter press

Rising: Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence Lari R. Gibbons

March 3 – June 24, 2017

Lari Radabaugh Gibbons is a professor at the University of North Texas, where she teaches printmaking and directs the Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T Press). She earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska and a BA from Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa). Lari served as editor of The Mid America Print Council Journal from 2010 to 2013. Gibbons was selected because her work relates to the CGPS 2017 Symposium “Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains” and she is a UNL alumna, connecting to the 150-year celebration of Nebraska statehood.


Deeply Rooted

Cynthia Wenslow
July 9th - Lake County Series, 2015
fabric, felt, thread

Deeply Rooted

April 7 – July 15, 2017

A traveling exhibition that features narrative quilts by Studio Art Quilt Associates from Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The imagery explores the connection of family, community, and our spirituality to nature and the Midwest soil. These aspects can be interpreted in abstract or concrete ways.


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 Lovekin and 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.