Exhibition looks at new type of Great Plains farmer

Exhibition looks at new type of Great Plains farmer

“New Farmers” will be on view from Nov. 2 through Feb. 16, 2019, at the Great Plains Art Museum.
Courtesy photo | D. Bryon Darby
“New Farmers” will be on view from Nov. 2 through Feb. 16, 2019, at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Great Plains farmers bringing about change are the subject of a collaborative research project from photographer D. Bryon Darby, designer Tim Hossler and sociologist Paul Stock. An exhibition featuring the project opens Nov. 2 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Great Plains Art Museum.

“New Farmers” merges visual images with the print media of newspapers to explore and discuss contemporary farming. The exhibition aims to tell the story and empower the diversity of a new breed of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmer. Large-scale prints (up to 40 by 50 inches) pair with text that tells the story of these farmers. Visitors can take home a copy of the “New Farmers” newspaper, which addresses work, food and farming on the Great Plains. Learn more about the project.

Darby, Hossler and Stock will attend the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk. They will give a short talk at 6 p.m. in the lower-level gallery. The exhibition, made possible by Humanities Nebraska, runs through Feb. 16, 2019.

The Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Visitors can take home a copy of the “New Farmers” newspaper, which addresses work, food and farming on the Great Plains.