Museum of Nebraska Art

Kearney, NE




The Nebraska Art Collection was begun in 1976 and the Museum of Nebraska Art was founded in 1986 in the old Kearney Post Office, originally built in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility was expanded and completely remodeled in 1991-93 and reopened as the NEW Museum of Nebraska Art in October of 1993.

The Museum of Nebraska Art is located just off Interstate I-80 on the historic Lincoln Highway, U.S. Route 30, and the Oregon Trail at the corner of 24th Street and Central Avenue in Kearney, Nebraska near the entrance to the downtown Kearney Centre. The Museum of Nebraska Art is located at 2401 Central Ave., Kearney, NE 68848. Hours are posted in the museum's website.


Nebraska Public Television archives MONA Moments on Nebraska Public Radio, written and narrated by Ron Roth, Director of the Museum of Nebraska Art. In the site's search box, enter "mona moments" and choose "NET Websites" to access 137 episodes as of November 2008. The NPTV web site says that Moments "...are designed to "educate and inform NPR listeners on Nebraska's visual art heritage, and to promote MONA." Each Moment, with 2 to 7 minutes of audio, has a separate web page containing a link to enable the viewer to replay the audio broadcast, a complete transcript of the audio, plus a thumbnail image of the art subject being covered to provide context. The thumbnail image is linked to a larger image with a caption on a separate page.

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

John Robert Weaver, American Artist, By John Robert Weaver. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 2005. ISBN 0615130178, 9780615130170. 268 pages: Google Books says: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition entitled John Robert Weaver : American artist, a retrospective, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb., Sept. 9, 2005-Jan. 22, 2006 and Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, Sept. 9-Dec. 8, 2005."

Eric Berggren, Fables in Wood, By Eric Berggren. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 2003. Google Books says: "Exhibition held at the Museum of Nebraska Art [November 2, 2003-February 1, 2004]"

The Museum of Nebraska Art Presents Leonard Thiessen: Nebraska Modernist, By Leonard Thiessen, Josephine Martins. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 2002 .39 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Nebraska Art, May 5-Sep. 19, 2002."

The Heritage of Audubon. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 1998. Google Books says: "Catalog of exhibition held Mar. 13-Apr. 19, 1998, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb."

Augustus Dunbier: Nebraska Impressionist. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 1994. Augustus W. Dunbier: Catalog essay on Augustus Dunbier by Roger Augustus Dunbier written for Museum of Nebraska Art's exhibition Augustus Dunbier: Nebraska Impressionist held April 24 to June 5, 1994

Thomas Hart Benton on the Oregon Trail: Original Illustrations for Francis Parkman's The Oregon Trail. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1992. 23 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog for an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art."

Myra Biggerstaff: A Retrospective, By Myra Biggerstaff. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 1992

One Hundred Years of Nebraska Women Artists. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 1990

Grant Reynard: A Centennial Exhibition, By Grant T. Reynard. Published by Museum of Nebraska Art, 1987. 20 pages. Google Books says: "Exhibition and catalogue by Daryl R. Landon."

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