The Great Plains Art Museum will host a talk by Mark and Carol Moseman at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9. They will discuss artworks in the exhibition “Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era” and sign exhibition catalogs available for purchase in the museum store. The Mosemans will discuss their vision to organize an art collection expressing optimism for settling the Great Plains in the 1860s, evolving to pessimism for staying on the land in the 1940s.
The Mosemans have collected more than 200 works of art representing an eclectic array of styles and renowned artists from America and Europe that relate to land.
The exhibition, which Mark Moseman curated from this collection, contains 61 works and is open at the museum through Oct. 23. The exhibition features works by artists such as Jean-François Millet, Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, Georges Laugée, Thérèse-Marthe-Françoise Dupré, John Gutzon Borglum, Harvey Dunn, Diego Rivera and Robert Gwathmey.
The gallery talk is free and open to the public and will comply with all university and Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 guidelines.
Due to closed crosswalks caused by construction, visitors to the Great Plains Art Museum should approach the front entrance from the south along 12th Street. The north Que Place stairwell sidewalk is closed at Q street. The corner of 12th and Q streets is closed from the north.