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First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

Opening reception for Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Contact: Katie Nieland, (402) 472-3965, knieland2@unl.edu
“Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era: Artwork from the Moseman Collection of Agrarian Art” is on exhibit from July 2 to Oct. 23, starting with this free and open to the public reception on First Friday.

Nebraskans Mark and Carol Moseman have collected more than 200 works of art representing an eclectic array of styles and renowned artists from America and Europe, with one thread that weaves them together: humankind’s relationship to the land. Now considered a collection of significant artistic and historic value, the works fall under the genre of Agrarian Art, a term coined by Mark Moseman, a well-respected agrarian artist himself, and is now a term recognized by the Smithsonian Institution.

Also on view: “Woman As…Exploring Gender and Representation in the Permanent Collection”
Lower-level gallery
Art is often reliant on perception and perspective: how something is portrayed and how we as the viewer respond to it. Through this exhibition, Graduate Research Assistant Hannah Ashburn investigates how women are seen and represented in artwork from the Great Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection. Arranged in a series of vignettes, Woman As… focuses on the depiction of women in various contexts, framing them as worker, bearers of culture, sources of life, and much more. The selected artworks were produced both by artists who identify as women and by those that do not to highlight different perspectives and understandings.

https://www.unl.edu/plains/great-plains-art-museum

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