Dubbed MONA, the Museum of Nebraska Art is located in the repurposed, neoclassical Kearney, Nebraska Post Office. Built in 1911, the building is pure elegance with an abundant use of marble and wrought iron accents. In addition to legendary artists such as, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hart Benton, and John James Audubon (who deftly captured the atmosphere of the prairie), the museum also features contemporary Nebraska artists, from realism to pure abstract. And of course, a common and timeless subject is the ethereal, spacious landscapes and the vast sky of the Great Plains. Join Audrey Kauders, the Director of MONA in downtown Kearney, Nebraska. Audrey shares more than her passion for Nebraska art and artists, she also talks about a primary mission of hers, and that’s ensuring the museum’s relevance, and especially its accessibility, and engaging programs crafted not only for students but for all of the residents of Kearney, and the entire region.
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