Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

May 24 – September 30, 2016 An artist’s selection and manipulation of size, media, and style are vital to the success of an artwork. This exhibition juxtaposes paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, and fiber works with consistent subject matter to serve as examples of the multi-faceted ways that artists convey meaning and ideas. Works included in Read More

Nebraska Now: Watie White, Prints

Nebraska Now: Watie White, Prints

July 9 – October 2, 2016 Painter, printmaker, and public artist Watie White focuses within his artwork on narratives of the “absurd and obvious” or those that are “socially engaged.” White, an Omaha based artist, brings to MONA his large-scale public art linocut portraits as well as studio-based single-block woodcuts of detailed landscapes. Artist Talk Read More

Optical Chronicle

Optical Chronicle

July 19, 2016 – April 15, 2017 In his book A World of Art, author Henry M. Sayre discusses the role of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the first is how artists help us see the world in new and innovative ways. These roles provide the viewer with a touchstone through which Read More

Bil Baird: The Art of Puppetry

Bil Baird: The Art of Puppetry

September 27, 2016 – January 22, 2017 Bil Baird was born in Grand Island Nebraska and grew up in Mason City, Iowa. In his early teens, Baird began creating puppets and giving performances in his parent’s home. After graduating from the University of Iowa and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, he formed the Baird Read More