Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68588 - United States





Free Everyday

The Great Plains Art Museum in downtown Lincoln, NE exhibits art that interprets the history, culture, environment, and creative spirit of the Great Plains of North America. The museum’s collection features art of the American West and Native American art consisting of bronze sculptures, paintings and drawings, other works on paper, and photographs. Key artists in the collection include Albert Bierstadt, William de la Montagne Cary, William Henry Jackson, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Keith Jacobshagen, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.


Hills Snyder: Altered States (Part Five)
July 19, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Altered States (Part Five) is part of an ongoing series of interconnected exhibitions consisting of several dozen drawings based on travels to Nowhere, Oklahoma; Happy, Texas; Lost Springs, Wyoming; Keystone, South Dakota; Recluse, Wyoming; Opportunity, Montana; Funk, Nebraska, and points in between. A narrative written by the artist will appear in the online magazine Glasstire in conjunction with each exhibition.

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In the Bohemian Alps: Photographs by Michael Farrell
September 6, 2018 - December 21, 2019
The “Bohemian Alps” is a region of rolling loess hills that sits like an overturned bowl on the tabletop of eastern Nebraska between the Platte River to the north and Lincoln to the south, David City to the west and Wahoo to the east. In the early spring of 2017, I began visiting the region every few weeks to photograph in color using large format film cameras. As in my previous rural Nebraska photographic explorations, I’m drawn to the many small streams, old steel bridges, dilapidated farm buildings, minimum maintenance roads, and out of the way places—and how the light, colors, and textures on the land evolve with the changing of the seasons. A visitor driving the gravel roads will notice the many Czech names on the mailboxes and on the gravestones in the rural community cemeteries, and thus become aware of the continuity of family landowners and the care they have bestowed on the land during the 140 years since it was settled by their immigrant ancestors.
—Michael Farrell


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