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2013 MONA Exhibitions

(Exhibitions and dates are subject to change)
Last updated January 3, 2014


Days Gone By
Days Gone By
July 23, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Childhood and its memories recall thoughts and feelings that young and old alike all have. Games and fun remind everyone of childhood. Days Gone By includes selections from the Museum of Nebraska Art’s collection that take you back to these “days gone by”.


Treasure in Fiber
Treasures In: Fiber
January 24 – April 20, 2014
The first major group-show in the United States to promote work in fiber as “high art” was a 1964 exhibition called Wall Hangings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Nebraska artist Sheila Hicks participated in that show. This exhibition focuses on the diverse ways artists, including Hicks, have explored the tactile sensuality of fiber in two and three dimensions.


Cranes: Taking Flight
Cranes: Taking Flight
February 18 – May 11, 2014
Central Nebraska plays host to the Sandhill cranes each spring as the birds migrate from their winter habitat to their summer one. In tribute to this amazing natural phenomenon, the Museum of Nebraska Art presents 19th to 21st century art that shows how various artists depict and are inspired by these magnificent birds.


Student Art Show
Student Art Show
April 15 – May 11, 2014
From kindergarteners to high school seniors, MONA is alive with the creativity of budding artists from central Nebraska school districts. Each week a different selection is on view featuring various age levels and schools.


Treasures In: Wood
Treasures In: Wood
April 25 – July 20, 2014
Our association with wood as a source of artistic inspiration and a medium of expression is immeasurable. Through myth we think of trees as our “guardians of memory” and of wood as a renewable organic living material. Wood embodies the relationship between human design and natural form. This exhibition explores the range of techniques and outcomes made possible by the flexibility, identity, and beauty of wood.



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