Great Plains Art Museum to host First Friday on Aug. 6

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Great Plains Art Museum to host First Friday on Aug. 6

Dean Cornwell, (b. 1892, Louisville, KY; d. 1960, New York, NY), Farming Couple, n.d., Oil on board
Detail of "Farming Couple," an oil painting by Dean Cornwell

The Great Plains Art Museum will host an upcoming First Friday event that showcases two of its exhibits.

From 5-7 p.m. Aug. 6, the museum will welcome visitors to experience “Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era: Artwork from the Moseman Collection of Agrarian Art” and “Woman As… Exploring Gender and Representation in the Permanent Collection.” Admission is free and open to the public.

“Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era” features 60 artworks — in the form of paintings, sculptures and prints — that reveal dramatic change in land use on the Great Plains, from European American settlement and homesteading in the 1860s to an exodus from the land in the 1930s. The exhibit will continue through Oct. 23.

Arranged in a series of vignettes, “Woman As…” focuses on the depiction of women in various contexts, framing them as workers, bearers of culture and sources of life, among other roles. The museum will house the exhibit through Sept. 18.

The Great Plains Art Museum is located at 1155 Q Street. For more information, visit the museum website or contact Katie Nieland at or (402) 472-3965.

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