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 he or she can then begin to interpret the work. This exhibition is the first in a series of four exhibitions, each dedicated to one of Sayre’s four guiding principles.
The exhibit will be showing until April 15, 2017.
Museum of Nebraska Art is located at 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE
Dr. Michelle Beissel Heath: Patriotism Through Play
Wednesday: October 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Michelle Beissel Heath is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney who specializes in children’s and 19th century British literature. She has published articles on children’s citizenship, play, gender, and literary texts. Her book on games and play, Nineteenth Century Fictions of Childhood & the Politics of Play, is forthcoming from publisher Routledge. Drawing from images and archival research, Dr. Beissel Heath illustrates how 19th and early 20th century card and board games for families and children were used to promote patriotic ideals of citizenship, including notions of “good” literature, and to emphasize that the young United States was just as good as its colonial ancestor, Great Britain.
This presentation is in conjunction with MONA’s Every Picture Tells a Story: Play exhibition.
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These Saturday morning monthly untutored life drawing sessions, aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills, offer access to models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is provided; poses are timed and moderated. Easels, drawing boards, and coffee are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.
Register by: Friday, September 30 for October sessions
Cost: $48 for four monthly sessions (MONA members), $58 (non-members)
Fees are non-refundable after classes begin; full payment is required in advance in order to guarantee a stipend for the models.
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MONA is offering a new class series to introduce young children to the Museum. In this four-week Friday program, children view art in the galleries and return to the Program Room to create a hands-on project each week using a variety of quality art materials and young age-appropriate art techniques. All materials are provided.
Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Directed to: 4 & 5 year olds
Taught by: Dana Ghorashy, pre-school educator
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $40.00 (MONA members), $50.00 (non-members)
Register by: Friday, September 30
Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation. The scholarship application form is available through a PDF download on MONA’s website, mona.unk.edu.
Class size is limited to 10. One chaperone is asked to accompany each child; although not required to pay, chaperones must register. Due to space limitations, only registered students and chaperones may attend the class sessions.
For more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.
On September 6 at 10:30am at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) – avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome to these sessions, and may join at any time. The featured book for September 6th’s event is Leaving the Pink House by Ladette Randolph.
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In his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Hours of MONA
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Address 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847
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Constellation by Mark Hartman (2012)
Get into the arts this weekend with MONA’s exhibition, Nebraska Now: Mark Hartman, Paintings. Hartman is the Associate Professor for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
This is his first solo exhibition at MONA. He displays an array of artistic abilities, namely painting, draftsmanship, mixed media, and graphic design.
Be sure to check their website for more current exhibitions.
It’s always a great time to feed your creativity and artsy delights, while getting acquainted with some local talent!
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For more information on Hartman, check out this article written by Kearney Hub: Hartman’s artwork influenced by past planetarium experience
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