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Art Exhibition

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Target Audiences:
Alison Cloet, (402) 472-3964,
The Great Plains Art Museum is open late on Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. Visit the museum for three exhibitions, light refreshments, and an all-ages ornament making activity.

“Threads & Trails: Contemplations of Our Herstories”
Lower-level gallery
October 6, 2023–February 17, 2024
“Threads & Trails” is a collaborative exhibition created by five female-identifying artists who connect their personal histories to the conquest of the American West and Indigenous dispossession. Featuring the work of Erica Larsen-Dockray, Cybele Moon, Steph Coley, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, and Marissa Magdalena Sykes, this installation explores the experiences of women from the past and present in a space that is immersive, enlightening, inclusive, and transformative.

Support for this exhibition and related programming was generously provided by: Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Lincoln Community Foundation, Union Bank & Trust, UNL Research Council, UNL Faculty Senate Convocations Committee

“Supporting Indigenous Sisters: An International Print Exchange”
July 25–December 16, 2023
“Supporting Indigenous Sisters” is a print portfolio exchange involving sixteen artists from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds. The portfolio was created to help begin conversations on many levels about missing and murdered Indigenous women. Each artist was asked to reach into their own experiences as a female walking this earth. The images from all of the artists advocate for change and for voicing this dark present history. Artists were invited by Melanie Yazzie, head of printmaking at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Catherine Prose, professor of printmaking at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

“From Paintbrushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains, Part II”
July 25–December 16, 2023
In fall 2018, the Great Plains Art Museum mounted “From Paintbrushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains,” an exhibition that highlighted exceptional work created by female artists from the museum’s permanent collection. To complement other female-focused exhibitions on view during fall 2023, the museum is organizing part two of this exhibition to showcase many recent acquisitions and other works from the collection by women that were not shown in the first installation.

Admission is always free.

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This event originated in Center for Great Plains Studies.