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.
Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday: January 22 • 2:00 p.m.
UNK Associate Professor of Art Victoria Goro-Rapoport graduated with a B.F.A in theater set design from Moscow Art College. After emigrating to the United States in the 1990s, she received an M.F.A. from the University of Utah, and a second M.F.A. (printmaking) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her etchings and engravings present epic themes, entire worlds that reveal a love of classical literature and evocative dubiety unique to her experiences of growing up in the USSR. This presentation is in conjunction with the Contemporary Influences in Nebraska Printmaking exhibition.
Wednesday: February 26 • 2:00 p.m.
The Lillian Annette Rowe Bird Sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, other migratory birds, and their habitat along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska. Bill Taddicken, director of Rowe Sanctuary, discusses 40 years of conservation at Rowe and the continuing goal to maintain a future for America’s greatest migration.
Wednesday: March 26 • 2:00 p.m.
One of the pleasures of owning an artwork is the feeling of happiness that it creates. It’s about the excitement of searching and deciding on a piece, and the enjoyment of viewing the work in your home or office. Today’s global marketplace provides the collector with many avenues for buying original work, and at affordable prices. Join us for a panel discussion on the varying methods and sources for collecting art and the personal experiences of three passionate collectors.
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.
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy lovely summer evenings with your friends at the MONA Guild’s Sounds of Summer Concerts held monthly from May through August.
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.
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
For more information, contact the Museum of Nebraska Art (308) 865-8559, or firstname.lastname@example.org