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It’s not only cowboys and Indians at the Museum of Nebraska Art. Paintings and prints of buffalos on the Nebraskan plains do exist in the main collection along with a bust of Abe Lincoln, however, some fine Robert Henri paintings and a real commitment to contemporary Nebraskan artists and innovative programming also can be seen.

A fascinating survey of important Nebraskan artist, administrator and writer Leonard Thiessen just closed, but “Afro Psalms”, an exhibition pairing poems and prints continues through January 2003. “Nebraska Now”, a program currently in its tenth year, features the work of living Nebraskan artists. MONA supports the contributions of young Nebraskan artists in this excellent exhibition program and by including them in their permanent collection.

For more information on art in the heartland visit Museum of Nebraska Art.

- amy berk [Saturday, August 31st, 2002]

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