Facility Rental

For the 2018-19 academic year, the Great Plains Art Museum is not available for rentals.

The facilities of the Great Plains Art Museum (GPAM) are intended primarily for the showing and curation of art, exhibitions, and related activities of GPAM and the Center. Any other use by other University units must be compatible with this primary use as determined by and at the sole discretion of the Director of the Center. The facilities are not available to non-University users.

Please note when planning your event: No food or drink is allowed within the gallery. Food and drink is allowed only in lobby spaces. No alcohol permitted.

Building hours of operation

The Great Plains Art Museum (GPAM) is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. Gallery and lobby spaces are available for events after operating hours. Events scheduled in the building must end by 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and by 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. A security fee is charged to all groups utilizing the building at any time. The galleries will be locked during all non-business hours except from 30 minutes prior to a scheduled function until the conclusion of that scheduled function.

Building rental and fees

All program and events must be booked through the Center for Great Plains Studies (CGPS). Units renting the facilities must pay both the Usage Fee and the Security Fee. Programs and events should be booked at least one month in advance. No reservation is considered guaranteed until an agreement is signed by both parties and a 50% non-refundable deposit of the building usage fee is received or a UNL cost object number is given. A tentative reservation will be held for a period of no longer than three (3) weeks. If the reservation is not confirmed in writing and a deposit has not been received by the end of this time period, the reservation will be canceled and the room will be made available to other guests.


UNL - during operating hours
(Tues-Sat 10:00 am 
5:00 pm; Sun 1:30 –
5:00 pm)

$250 minimum
(up to 2 hours),
additional hours at $100/hr.
UNL - after operating hours $300 (up to 2 hours), additional hours at $150/hr $20/hr.

*The usage fee includes rental of the first floor and lower level lobbies and either gallery space, setup for the event, and maintenance.


The first floor lobby area holds 100 people, about one person per 10 square feet of area. The GPAM gallery space will accommodate about 250 people and will seat 150 to 200 people for lectures or slide presentations.


To make event arrangements or for questions about reserving the space, please contact:
Dijon DeLaPorte
Event Coordinator
Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska
1155 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68588-021
Phone: 402-472-3964
Email: ddelaporte2@unl.edu

Great Plains Art Museum


Dijon DeLaPorte
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q St, PO Box 880214
Lincoln, NE 68588-0214