Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Henry Payer

Her Mother Wore Army Boots, 2017; courtesy of the artist

Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence: Henry Payer

March 2 – June 30, 2018

Henry Payer is a Ho-Chunk multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with collage and mixed media. He references 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. Henry represents a new generation of artists seeking to expand the range and voice of their visual and cultural representation, while attending to forms of tradition.

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor
Becoming, 2015
acrylic on canvas, courtesy of the artist

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.


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With the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.


George Barker, Florida-Alligators Sunning Themselves-Indian River, stereoview


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.


John Federick Lokke, A Relic at the End of the Road, watercolor on paper, courtesy of the artist

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.