Great Plains Art Museum


Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Closed major U.S. holidays, University breaks, and home football game Saturdays | Free admission | 402-472-6220

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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.

Guildner photo of cattle

Charles W. Guildner: Selections from the Collection

First floor, Main Gallery
May 17–August 24, 2024

Charles W. Guildner’s black-and-white images document the farms, ranches, and small communities of the rural heartland. Featuring selections from the museum’s extensive collection of Guildner’s photographs, this exhibition highlights his Lives of Tradition series and includes many recent acquisitions.

Above: Haythorn Branding ’95, 1995, gelatin silver print, gift of the artist through the University of Nebraska Foundation. © Charles W. Guildner.

Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions 2024

First floor, West Gallery
May 17–August 24, 2024

This exhibition brings together a selection of artworks that have been added to the Great Plains Art Museum’s collection in the past two years. Showcasing the diverse media and subject matter found in the permanent collection, Recent Acquisitions 2024 features a number of works that have never been displayed at the museum.

Above detail: Eddie “Gahi’gezhiNga” Encinas (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska), Home Sweet Home!?, 2021, ink, colored pencil, and gel pen on 1911 antique map, museum purchase through the generosity of BNSF Railway Foundation. © Eddie “Gahi’gezhiNga” Encinas. Used by permission.

Beaded coat

Ix’ą broge waxonyitą ke/ki (Every Life is Sacred)

Mezzanine Gallery
May 17–October 26, 2024

Visit our Mezzanine Gallery to see recent textile work by Mihą Xege, Faded Woman (Tamara Faw Faw), a Jiwere-Nut'achi (Otoe-Missouria) artist. These pieces bring attention to issues affecting Indigenous people in both the US and Canada.

Above detail: Mihą Xege (Faded Woman) (Tamara Faw Faw), Otoe-Missouria Tribe/Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Missing, Murdered Indigenous Peoples Coat, 2021–2022. 3-band black wool broadcloth, satin appliqué, silver brooches, abalone river shell buttons, tin tobacco lid jingles, and seed bead medallions created by Chris Aguayo (Yurok Tribe). Gift of Benjamin West, The Arkeketa Project.

Angela Two-Stars

(Re)Connected: Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Angela Two Stars

Lower-level gallery
March 1–July 20, 2024

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Angela Two Stars, a multidisciplinary visual artist, public artist, and curator. By reconnecting with the Dakota language and her ancestral homelands, Angela Two Stars addresses healing from historical, intergenerational, and personal traumas in her recent work. Angela an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and is the director of All My Relations Arts, a contemporary American Indian art gallery and arts program that is a project of the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Visit the artist during her residency at the museum from April 9 to 13 and June 11 to 15Learn more about the residency and scheduled events.

Above detail: Almost Fractaled, 2017, Linocuts on fabric


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