Great Plains Art Museum


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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.

From Paintbrushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains, Part II

From Paintbrushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains, Part II

July 25–December 16, 2023

In fall 2018, the Great Plains Art Museum mounted From Paintbrushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains, an exhibition that highlighted exceptional work created by female artists from the museum’s permanent collection. To complement other female-focused exhibitions on view during fall 2023, the museum is organizing part two of this exhibition to showcase many recent acquisitions and other works from the collection by women that were not shown in the first installation.

Above detail: Diane O’Leary (Comanche), Watching the Weather, 1973, gouache on artist’s board, gift of the Mark & Carol Moseman Collection of Agrarian Art

Banner: Sarah Rowe (Ponca/Lakota descent), For My Fleabitten Diamond, 2022, mixed media on canvas, commissioned for the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Collection. © Sarah Rowe. Used by permission.

Catherine Prose print

Supporting Indigenous Sisters: An International Print Exchange

July 25–December 16, 2023

Supporting Indigenous Sisters is a print portfolio exchange involving sixteen artists from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds. The portfolio was created to help begin conversations on many levels about missing and murdered Indigenous women. Each artist was asked to reach into their own experiences as a female walking this earth. The images from all of the artists advocate for change and for voicing this dark present history. Artists were invited by Melanie Yazzie, head of printmaking at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Catherine Prose, professor of printmaking at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Participating artists:

  • Maile Andrade, Kilauea, Hawaii, USA
  • Amy Córdova Boone, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Krysten Farrier, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
  • Anna Hoover, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  • Vicki Meek, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Sylvia Montero, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Dilara Miller, Boulder, Colorado, USA & Mersin, Turkey
  • Andi Newberry, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
  • Morgan Page, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
  • Sue Pearson, Whakatane, New Zealand
  • Catherine Prose, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA (project co-organizer)
  • Rebecca Ramos, Aptos, California, USA
  • Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Corrales, New Mexico, USA
  • Jordan Vigil, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Lorena Williams, El Paso, Texas, USA
  • Melanie Yazzie, Boulder, Colorado, USA (project co-organizer)

First Friday event

Above detail: Catherine Prose (Wichita Falls, Texas, USA), Daisy Protecting Our Indigenous Sisters, 2021, screen print and vinyl, 15 x 19 inches, image courtesy of the artist

Banner: Vicki Meek (Dallas, Texas, USA), America Cares More about Parks than MMIW,

2021, screen print, 15 x 19 inches, image courtesy of the artist
Threads and Trails

Threads & Trails: Contemplations of Our Herstories

Lower-level gallery
October 6, 2023–February 17, 2024

Threads & Trails: Contemplations of Our Herstories is a collaborative exhibition created by five female-identifying artists who connect their personal histories to the conquest of the American West and Indigenous dispossession. Featuring the work of Erica Larsen-Dockray, Cybele Moon, Steph Coley, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, and Marissa Magdalena Sykes, Threads & Trails is an installation that explores the experiences of women from the past and present in a space that is immersive, enlightening, inclusive, and transformative.

Support for this exhibition and related programming was generously provided by: Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Lincoln Community Foundation, Union Bank & Trust, UNL Research Council, UNL Faculty Senate Convocations Committee

Watch the Oct. 6 artist panel



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