The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded an artist-in-residence program at the Great Plains Art Museum since 2006. Artworks are commissioned by the museum to become part of the museum's permanent collection, and the artist completes the commissioned artwork(s) at the Great Plains Art Museum. The full artistic process is on display for visitors and school groups, creating a unique program as well as enduring art.
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Announcing the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio & Education Lab
The Great Plains Art Museum is excited to announce the creation of the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab donated by Fred and Julie Hoppe in the Museum's lower level.
The Artist-in-Residence Program brings an artist to Lincoln each year to create a piece of artwork in the Museum's lobby to become part of the Museum's permanent collection.The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded this program since 2006. With this new donation from the Hoppes, the artist will move from the lobby to a new studio space to have a more flexible, secure space and still be in full view of the public. The conversion of this under-utilized office space to a studio will also provide a year-round, hands-on education space right off the lower-level gallery. The education space allows for more flexibility in programming that could include educational workshops with not only artists, but other Great Plains scholars.
Construction on the space will start soon. Keep an eye on our social media channels for progress.