Great Plains Art Museum


Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Closed Mondays, Sundays, holiday weekends, and between exhibitions | Free admission | 402-472-6220

Cowboys from the Collection

January 16 – April 28, 2018

Explore how this icon of American culture has been depicted over the last century through artworks selected from the permanent collection. Of note will be bronzes from renowned cowboy artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington, paintings by Jackson Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, and Olaf Wieghorst, and contemporary photography by Chuck Guilder and George Tuck.

First Friday opening: February 2, 5-7 p.m.


Envisioning a New Museum

Lower-level lobby
On view now

How should we design museums today? What role should they play in our communities? What activities should go on in them? The student work in this exhibition from the UNL College of Architecture considers these questions. The work stems from a collaboration between the Great Plains Art Museum and the ARCH 310 undergraduate architectural design studio led by Assistant Professor David Newton. The exhibition explores the role of the museum in contemporary culture through a series of speculative proposals for a new museum building to house GPAM and Center for Great Plains Studies. The work was done over one term by: Steven Deng, Ashley Glesinger, Rebecca Kalhorn, Trevor Kirschenmann, Arthur Nguyen, Joshua Pfeifer, Adrian Silva, Conner Swearingen, and Andres Villegas.


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