March 10 – June 28, 2015 — Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) was the first artist to travel what was to become the historic Oregon Trail, the first to depict the landmark Chimney Rock, and the first to witness one of the annual Rendezvous of mountain men, trappers, and their Indian allies.
April 7 – July 19, 2015 — On his family farm outside of Stapleton, Nebraska, Emery Blagdon created a remarkable work known as the “Healing Machine.” Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing until his death in 1986, Blagdon artfully composed the wondrous “Machine” using bits of wire, beads, foil, paper, and other everyday materials
April 11 – June 28, 2015 — In her first solo exhibition at MONA, Omaha artist Marvel Maring brings her colorful and intricate handmade artist books filled with paintings of abstracted organic imagery. The books are juxtaposed with two-dimensional paintings and scrolls inspired by the “healing” scrolls found in the Coptic tradition of North Africa. Read More
May 23 – September 6, 2015 Paul Swan was a noted artist, poet, and dancer in the early part of the 20th century. He painted and sculpted many famous people including Isadora Duncan, Willa Cather, and John F. Kennedy, among others. He was heralded as the “Most Beautiful Man in the World” and “America’s Leonardo.” Read More