EDITOR’S NOTE — A previous version of this story reported that Sheldon Museum of Art will participate in the Aug. 3 First Friday event. Sheldon is closed through Aug. 9 for the installation of new exhibitions and will not participate in the August First Friday celebration. Sheldon will return to the First Friday lineup on Sept. 7. This story has been updated to reflect this information.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a diverse array of First Friday events on Aug. 3 at the Great Plains Art Museum, Eisentrager•Howard Gallery and International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
The First Friday event at The Great Plains Art Museum will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
It will consist of the opening reception for the newest exhibition, “Art and Poetry of the Barada Hills,” featuring watercolor paintings by John Frederick Lokke. The paintings will be paired with Jan Chism Wright poems that tell a story about the rolling hills of southeast Nebraska.
The artists will participate in a short gallery talk in the lower-level gallery at 6 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall is holding a closing reception for the “Nebraska Alumni Artists 1983-1988” exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3. The exhibition features the work of 31 Husker alumni.
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum will also offer free admission and extended hours from 4 to 7 p.m.