Museum of Nebraska Art

Discover the story behind the art of Nebraska.

Mission
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.

Vision
As the home of Nebraska’s official state art collection, the Museum of Nebraska Art endeavors to be the cultural center for Nebraska art and artists by providing quality exhibitions and programs, by expanding its collection, and by preserving its historic building. MONA looks to the future for the growth of its operations and facilities.

Image Captions

1. Museum of Nebraska Art - MONA 2. MONA's East Gallery 3. George Catlin, Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio, Wild Horses At Play, lithograph, c. 1844, Museum Purchase, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection 4. Robert Henri, Portrait of Eulabee Dix (Becker) in Her Wedding Gown, oil, 1910, Museum Purchase, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection (detail) 5. Barbara Takenaga, Nebraska II, acrylic on linen, 2015, Museum Purchase made possible by Margaret Hornady-David & Donald David, Kwik Stop Convenience Stores, NebraskaLand National Bank, Tom & Sue Tallman, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection (detail) 6. John James Audubon, Hooping Crane – Young (Sandhill Crane), handcolored lithograph – double elephant folio size, 1835 Museum Purchase made possible by Harold & Marian Andersen, Bruce & Kimball Lauritzen, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection (detail) 7. John Falter, Threshing Crew, oil on canvas, 1980, Gift of Cliff Notes 8. Ed Ruscha, Prefix, gunpowder, pastel, Gift of Richard & Audrey Kauders, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection 9. Thomas Worthington Whittredge, Cattle Grazing Along the Platte, oil on canvas, 1871, Museum Purchase made possible by Cliffs Charitable Foundation, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection 10. Sheila Hicks, Hastings Visit to the Great Plains, bas relief: cotton, linen, 1979, Museum Purchase made possible by National Endowment for the Arts through a matching grant, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection 11. Robert Adams, Nebraska State Highway 2,, Box Butte County, Nebraska, 1978, gelatin silver print, printed 1989, Museum Purchase made possible by Marilyn F. Belschner Arts Endowment Fund, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection 12. George Lundeen, Romance (portrait of Cliff Hillegass), bronze (4/15), 1993, Gift of Mary Hillegass and the Artist, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection