In the Bohemian Alps: Photographs by Michael Farrell
September 6–December 21, 2019
The “Bohemian Alps” is a region of rolling loess hills that sits like an overturned bowl on the tabletop of eastern Nebraska between the Platte River to the north and Lincoln to the south, David City to the west and Wahoo to the east. In the early spring of 2017, I began visiting the region every few weeks to photograph in color using large format film cameras. As in my previous rural Nebraska photographic explorations, I’m drawn to the many small streams, old steel bridges, dilapidated farm buildings, minimum maintenance roads, and out of the way places—and how the light, colors, and textures on the land evolve with the changing of the seasons. A visitor driving the gravel roads will notice the many Czech names on the mailboxes and on the gravestones in the rural community cemeteries, and thus become aware of the continuity of family landowners and the care they have bestowed on the land during the 140 years since it was settled by their immigrant ancestors.
Opening reception: First Friday, Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m., artist talk at 6 p.m.
Recent Acquisitions: Highlights from the Great Plains Art Museum Permanent Collection
November 1, 2019–February 22, 2020
This exhibition highlights the generosity of the museum’s donors by featuring artwork that has entered the permanent collection in recent years.