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Art Exhibition

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

With watercolor activity

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Katie Nieland, (402) 650-8358,
The Great Plains Art Museum is open late for Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk on March 3, 5-7 p.m.

Visitors can take part in a watercolor activity to paint bookmarks and postcards in the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio & Education Lab on the lower level of the Museum. Also view two exhibitions and stop by the main lobby for cookies. Admission is always free.

Share your paintings by tagging us at @GreatPlains.UNL on Instagram and @UNLGreatPlains on Twitter.

On View:
“Water in a Dry Land”
January 24–July 8, 2023
“Water in a Dry Land” considers our complex relationship with water and the many essential roles it plays in the Great Plains region. Utilizing artwork from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition features various cultural and artistic perspectives on the use of water, explores water management and agricultural practices, and addresses the effects of precipitation, drought, and flooding on the land.

“Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape”
Dana Fritz
September 2, 2022–March 11, 2023
In “Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape,” Dana Fritz’s photographs show the forces that shaped the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands, once the world’s largest hand-planted forest. Wind, water, planting, thinning, burning, decomposing, and sowing all contribute to the environmental history of this conifer forest overlaid onto a semi-arid grassland in an effort to create a timber industry and change the local climate.

Fritz is Hixson-Lied Professor of Art at UNL. She uses photography to investigate the ways we shape and represent the natural world in cultivated and constructed landscapes. She is the author of Terraria Gigantica: The World under Glass (University of New Mexico Press, 2017) and Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape (University of Nebraska Press in January 2023).

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This event originated in Center for Great Plains Studies.