Great Plains Art Museum to host film screening, performances

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Great Plains Art Museum to host film screening, performances

Excerpt of "Edsall Family" by Charles W. Guildner, 1997, gelatin silver print
Excerpt of "Edsall Family" by Charles W. Guildner, 1997, gelatin silver print

The silent Western “The Great Train Robbery” will be screened and accompanied by a piano performance from Donna Gunn at 2 p.m. April 7. The screening will be the debut of contemporary composer John Muccino’s score recently written for the 1903 short film. A question-and-answer session with curator Melynda Seaton and Gunn will follow the screening.

On April 6, as part of the “Cowboys from the Collection” exhibition (on view through April 28), Gunn will perform cowboy songs and provide a brief presentation at 6 p.m. connecting artworks on view to historic music for Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m.

Gunn is a solo piano performer, residency artist and educator. For more than 30 years, she has drawn from repertoire that spans 400 years to craft unforgettable interdisciplinary performances and educational presentations. Nebraska-born and raised, Gunn combines her international scholarship with accessibility and warmth. She received her Master of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The exhibition was made possible via Humanities Nebraska, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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. Free guided tours are available. Request a tour.

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