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Museum of Nebraska Art
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Kearney
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Owner description: The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the history of Nebraska's visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Changing art all the time. I always find something that really catches my eye

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

It's a stop to take in with the Arch at Kearney. Some great art and the price is right.
Lunch or dinner at Alley Rose down the street is a great treat.

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Reviewed July 15, 2011

The Museum of Nebraska Art is located in the old post office building downtown. The building has been beautifully restored and would be worth a visit for the space itself. But the collection, with its unique focus, makes it a must-see stop if you're interested in Nebraska, the Great Plains, history, or American art.

The museum's focus is art done by or about Nebraskans, and its collections are the official collection of the State of Nebraska. That gives the collection a meaningful focus while still allowing for a wide range of styles and time periods. You're sure to see something that interests you. On our latest visit, for example, there was an exhibit of pioneer-era quilts on loan from the Stuhr museum, as well as a national touring exhibit of contemporary work from native peoples.

Some of the most valuable pieces in the collection (and, IMO, the most interesting) are the paintings, lithographs, and other works from the great artists and explorers who traveled west in the 19th century to discover the unknown parts of the North American continent. George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Karl Bodmer, Titian Peale, these are just a few of the important artists in the collection, and their works show Nebraska as it was when it was a the vast gateway to the eventual westward expansion.

The museum also has a nice collection of works by Robert Henri, the leading figure of the Ashcan School, who grew up about 30 miles from Kearney.

The museum is not large, so you can enjoy the galleries (and the small but well-equipped gift shop) in a brief visit. Don't miss the gallery upstairs or the basement space, which often has kid-friendly exhibits.

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Reviewed October 27, 2010

We live in Kearney and my son who is 10 is also wanting to go here. He is an artist and is fasinated by this place. They have activities especially in the summer for kids. All kinds of fun stuff for your child who is interested in art.

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