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.

Free docent-guided tour: Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Henry Payer

Rubendall Artist in Residence Henry Payer

Lower-level gallery
March 2 - June 30, 2018

Henry Payer is a Ho-Chunk multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with collage and mixed media to create bold and contemporary narrative compositions. His works reference the altered landscape through Indigenous cartographic methods of “picture-writing” with traditional aspects of spatial representation and symbolism combined with European modernist models of cubism, spatial distortion and collage. Each work offers a visual narrative of symbols and appropriated voices from American consumer society that reconfigures history, the landscape or the identity of a portrait. Henry represents the work of a new generation of artists seeking to expand the range and voice of their visual and cultural representation, while attending to forms of tradition.

Artist in Residence schedule


LPS Art Mentor Program

Lower-level lobby
April 17 - May 18, 2018

The Lincoln Public School Visual Arts Mentoring Program exists to serve students in grades 1-5 who demonstrate exceptional abilities in the visual arts, including drawing, painting, and other media. Students who are selected for the program have the opportunity to work with an art mentor two hours each week during the school day. In addition, they will have two hours to work independently on their art; this studio time also occurs during the school day and is monitored by school staff. Under their mentor’s tutelage, students are encouraged to explore their artistic curiosities. This allows students to move at their own pace and work on areas of personal interest.


Schedule a tour by filling out our GPAM Tour Request Form.

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