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

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees
Wednesday, June 28 • 2:00 p.m.
The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) awarded its 2016 Individual Artist Fellowships to 10 Nebraska visual artists. The Distinguished Achievement Award winners were Sarah Berkeley, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Josh Johnson, Bradley Peters, and Angie Seykora. The Merit Award winners were James Bockelman, Charley Friedman, David Gracie, Neil Griess, and Matthew Sontheimer. Join us at MONA for an afternoon discussion and exhibition reception with these engaging artists.

The Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships exhibition is on view until August 20, 2017.

Ann Matzke: Dix and Henri
Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Author Ann Matzke, who specializes in writing for children and young adults, was the Library Media Specialist for Shelton, North Platte, and Gothenburg Public Schools from 2004 to 2010, and Children’s Director of the Wilson Public Library in Cozad from 2011 to 2015. While in Cozad, she began researching the lives of artists Robert Henri and Eulabee Dix, producing a book on Henri, with another currently in progress on Dix. Her research led her to New York City where both artists knew each other socially and professionally. Dix was the subject of two full-length portraits painted by Henri with one, Portrait of Miss Eulabee Dix (Becker) in Wedding Gown, on display at MONA. During her presentation, the author will share biographical information discovered during her research, and explain the manuscript writing process.

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Collection Connection at Museum of Nebraska Art

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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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Spirit: A Celebration of Art!

stratford_MONA_eventMONA’s Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland 2016 continues its celebration of Nebraska’s finest artists, such as Kristine Allphin and Joseph Broghammer. Starting today the museum will be hosting Patron Weekend.

This weekend offers the Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and Good Morning MONA!

This is a great opportunity to get educated and inspired by some local talent! You don’t want to miss it!

Days/Times: April 1st, 9:00 AM – April 3rd, 5:00 PM

Location: Museum of Nebraska Art
2401 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847

 

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