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Art Exhibition

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68588
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Target Audiences:
Katie Nieland, (402) 472-3965,
UNL’s Great Plains Art Museum is open late, from 5 to 7 p.m. July 5. The event will feature light refreshments and access to several exhibitions. Admission, as always, is free.

Exhibitions on view include:

“Charles W. Guildner: Selections from the Collection” | First floor, Main Gallery

Charles W. Guildner’s black-and-white images document the farms, ranches, and small communities of the rural heartland. Featuring selections from the museum’s extensive collection of Guildner’s photographs, this exhibition highlights his “Lives of Tradition” series and includes many recent acquisitions.

“Recent Acquisitions 2024” | First floor, West Gallery

This exhibition brings together a selection of artworks that have been added to the Great Plains Art Museum’s collection in the past two years. Showcasing the diverse media and subject matter found in the permanent collection, “Recent Acquisitions 2024” features a number of works that have never been displayed at the museum.

“Ix’? broge waxonyit? ke/ki (Every Life is Sacred)” | Mezzanine Gallery

Visit our Mezzanine Gallery to see recent textile work by Mih? Xege, Faded Woman (Tamara Faw Faw), a Jiwere-Nut’achi (Otoe-Missouria) artist. These pieces bring attention to issues affecting Indigenous people in both the US and Canada.

“(Re)Connected: Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Angela Two Stars”

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Angela Two Stars, a multidisciplinary visual artist, public artist, and curator. By reconnecting with the Dakota language and her ancestral homelands, Angela addresses healing from historical, intergenerational, and personal traumas in her recent work. About this exhibition, she writes: “Through personal, vulnerable installations and performances, “(Re)Connected” boldly addresses issues that have caused the traumas endured by Native women but also highlights their strength, beauty, and resilience, as well as their roles as leaders, caretakers, life-givers, and protectors of all their relations.”

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This event originated in Center for Great Plains Studies.