Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Tonita Peña, San Ildefonso Buffalo Dancers, n.d., gouache on paper, gift of Patricia Janis Broder and Stanley H. Broder

From Paint Brushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains

September 7, 2018 – April 6, 2019

Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection highlight the creative spirit of women artists. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Tonita Peña, Terry Evans, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Martha Pettigrew, and Anne Burkholder are just a few of the artists featured.

Opening reception: September 7, 5-7 p.m.

New Farmers

New Farmers

New Farmers

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. Large-scale prints from the project pair with text that tells the story of these farmers. Visitors can take a copy of the “New Farmers” newspaper at the exhibition, which addresses the subjects of the work, food and farming on the Great Plains. More about the project can be found at

Opening reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m.

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This program is brought to you by Humanities Nebraska, a statewide, non-profit organization inspiring and enriching personal and public life by offering opportunities to thoughtfully engage with history and culture, with additional funding from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Montana: Prairies to Peaks

Erin Jones Graf
Between the Land and What’s Beyond, 2018
courtesy of the artist

Montana: Prairies to Peaks
Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence Erin Jones Graf

March 1–June 29, 2019

Residency dates: March 23–April 6, 2019

Erin Jones Graf graduated from Montana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a separate degree in K-12 Art Education. While she is drawn to the manual labor of printmaking and the “chemistry” behind the process, her love has always been painting. The artist’s native Montana is the subject of her exhibition as the 2019 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence. She states: “I grew up on the edge of the great plains of Montana, on land that nourished four generations of my family before me…. I paint my home, and my home is expansive. From prairies to peaks, I move along the hay fields and hills, painting the grandeur that is Montana.”

Jones Graf is the inaugural artist for the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab donated by Fred and Julie Hoppe, which will open in spring 2019.

American West Masters

Charles M. Russell
Assininoine Warrior, modeled 1913, cast 1970
gift of Dr. John and Elizabeth Christlieb

American West Masters

April 23 – August 24, 2019

This exhibition features works from the permanent collection by artists who were key players in picturing the American West. Albert Bierstadt, Ernest Berke, Karl Bodmer, Fremont Ellis, William Henry Jackson, Carl Kauba, Fredric Remington, Charles M. Russell, Olaf Wieghorst, and many others will be included.