Robert Lee Taylor
May 4 – August 25, 2018
The Oklahoma artist was named the Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Norman in fall 2017. A portion of the artist's new work will travel to Nebraska. A self-taught artist of Native descent, Taylor is best known for his usage of iconic symbols and manipulation of proportion seen often in the hands and feet. His symbolic paintings challenge the notion that American Indian art should adhere to any one style.
With the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
May 4 – August 25, 2018
Unique artworks from the permanent collection that stand out or don't quite fit into the realm of the Great Plains.
Art & Poetry of the Barada Hills
July 13 – October 20, 2018
Watercolor paintings by John Frederick Lokke paired with poems by Jan Chism Wright tell a story about the rolling hills of southeast Nebraska through images and words.
From paint brushes to camera lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains
September 7, 2018 – March 23, 2019
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection highlight the creative spirit of women artists. Artist such as Juane Quick-to-See Smith, Tonita Pena, Terry Evans, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Martha Pettigrew, and Anne Burkeholder are just a few of the artists featured.
Opening reception: September 7, 5-7 p.m.
November 2, 2018 – February 16, 2019
New Farmers is a collaborative research project between photographer D. Bryon Darby, designer Tim Hossler, and sociologist Paul Stock. An observation of today's independent farmer, the project merges visual images with the print media of newspapers to explore and discuss contemporary farming. “New Farmers” aims to tell the story and empower the diversity of a new breed of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmer. Comprised of large-scale prints (up to 40x50-inches) from the project (images and text panels) are paired with copies of the “New Farmers” newspaper are available for visitors addressing the subjects of the work, food and farming on the Great Plains. More about the project can be found at http://www.newfarmersproject.com/
Opening reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m.
American West Masters
April 5 – August 24, 2019
Master artists of the Art of the American West genre from the permanent collection will be features. Albert Bierstadt, Ernest Burke, Karl Bodmer, John Gutzon Borglum, Fremont Ellis, William Henry Jackson, Carl Kauba, Fredric Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Olaf Weighorst were key players in the development of picturing the American West.