Museum of Nebraska Art: discover the story behind the art of Nebraska



MONA’S Not Just A Book, Club

Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or about Nebraska or about art are welcome to these once-a-month sessions, and may join at any time. There is no cost. Please call MONA at (308) 865-8559 to register. Participants purchase or borrow their own books.
1st Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m.

  • Summer • Watch for new book listings -- coming soon.
There is no cost. Call (308) 865-8559 to register.

Collection Connection

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public.

Toby Jurovics: Landscapes in Transition: Western Surveys from Karl Bodmer to Andrew J. Russell

Wednesday: April 23 • 2:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834, Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art at Joslyn Art Museum, discusses the visual record of the western landscape beyond the Missouri River between the time of Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer’s voyage in the early 1830s and the Great Surveys of the West that followed the Civil War. Within these four decades, the landscape underwent a transition from an exotic wilderness to the stage for settlement, industry, and Manifest Destiny.


MONA LIVE is a four-program series that features talented visual, literary, and performing artists from the area. These evenings of art and entertainment conclude with light refreshments and the opportunity to enjoy the Museum’s collection.

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 • Music-Kearney High School Camerata Orchestra
FREE and open to the public.

Sounds of Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Enjoy lovely summer evenings with your friends at the MONA Guild’s Sounds of Summer Concerts held monthly from May through August. We provide the music along with tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic including beverages of your choice. General admission is free, although your donation is appreciated when we “pass the hat.”

Museum of Nebraska Art’s Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden
Gates Open at 6:00 p.m.
Music Starts at 7:00 p.m.

  • May 22 • Thalken, Tesdall & Thalken
  • June 22 • Tunafish Jones
  • July 22 • Formerly Three


Cell Phone Audio Tours

Cell phone audio tours are a new and unique program now available at MONA. Visitors simply use their personal cell phones to dial the number posted in the gallery and hear interesting stories that make the art of Nebraska come alive.


Program Podcasts

Watch recordings of past MONA Programs at iTunes.


For further information, call (308) 865-8559.
Museum of Nebraska Art
2401 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 865-8559


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Winter-spring Programs
  • Family Fun Day
  • Col.Connection
  • Book Club
  • MONA Live
  • Cell Phone Tours
  • Program Podcasts

Kids Classes
  • Paper Theather
  • Homeschool Art

Teen Classes
  • Printmaking

Adult Classes
  • Life Drawing

Book Club

  • Cabaret

For more information, contact the Museum of Nebraska Art (308) 865-8559, or