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The University of Nebraska is a land-grant institution with campuses and programs on the past, present, and future homelands of the Pawnee, Ponca, Otoe-Missouria, Omaha, Dakota, Lakota, Kaw, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples, as well as those of the relocated Ho-Chunk, Sac and Fox, and Iowa Peoples.

Another Perspective

Another Perspective: Interpretations of the Landscape

September 4–December 19, 2020

The wide, open skies and expansive prairies of the Great Plains inspire many artists to create varied interpretations of the natural world. Another Perspective features artists from the permanent collection who approach this subject matter from a unique vantage point and use abstract mark making, unconventional materials, and inventive compositions to depict the landscape.

Explore the exhibition text

Above: Kendall McMinimy
Aggrandizement 1 (detail), 2016, acrylic and toner on birch panel
Museum purchase
© Kendall McMinimy.

Banner: Christina McPhee
Fox Creek Midsummer Night, Z-Bar Ranch, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (detail), 1998, watercolor on paper
Gift of the artist
© Christina McPhee.


Over the Edge of the World: Kirsten Furlong
Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence

Lower-level gallery
March 6–November 21, 2020

The exhibition Over the Edge of the World by Kirsten Furlong explores the artist's interpretation of the natural history and current grassland ecology in the Great Plains and beyond through drawings, monotypes, and paintings. Bird species, past and present, insects, animals, and plants are depicted along with mark making inspired by the lines and textures of the prairie.

More on the Artist in Residence program

Download the exhibition guide

See Kirsten Furlong in episode 4 of Great Plains Anywhere, a video and podcast series from the Center for Great Plains Studies.

Above: Kirsten Furlong
Night Passages (Lewis Blue Flax and Long-billed Curlew) (detail), 2019, acrylic, cyanotype, collage, ink, and colored pencil on paper
Photograph courtesy of the artist

Banner: Kirsten Furlong
Over the Edge of the World #2 (detail), 2019, monotype on paper
Photograph courtesy of the artist

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