Great Plains Art Museum


Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Closed major U.S. holidays, University breaks, and home football game Saturdays | Free admission | 402-472-6220

Learn more about visiting the museum

Water in a Dry Land

Water in a Dry Land

January 24–July 8, 2023

Water in a Dry Land considers our complex relationship with water and the many essential roles it plays in the Great Plains region. Utilizing artwork from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition features various cultural and artistic perspectives on the use of water, explores water management and agricultural practices, and addresses the effects of precipitation, drought, and flooding on the land.

First Friday event

Above detail: Todd A. Williams, Platte River, Hall County, Nebraska, 2014, oil on panel, commissioned for the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Collection. © Todd A. Williams. Used by permission.

Above banner: Susan Puelz, Adagio II: Platte River, 1998, watercolor and pastel on paper, gift of the Friends of the Center for Great Plains Studies

Rivera Garcia

Chicanisma: Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence Linda Rivera García

Lower-level gallery
March 24–September 22, 2023

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2023 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Linda Rivera García, a Mexican-American Chicana artist, teacher, and storyteller who has been sharing her culture throughout Nebraska for decades. A graduate of Omaha’s College of Saint Mary and a retired children’s librarian, Rivera García is a multifaceted artist who works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and with traditional Mexican art forms such as papel picado (cut paper) and repujado (metal embossing), among many others. This exhibition will feature work that represents the artist’s career to date.

Visit the artist during her residency at the museum from April 4 to 15. Learn more about the residency and scheduled events.

Above: My Name is Maya Isabel (Mi Nombre es Maya Isabel)




Past Exhibitions