Great Plains Art Museum to open collaborative ‘Threads and Trails’

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Great Plains Art Museum to open collaborative ‘Threads and Trails’

Statue of prairie woman outside Center for Great Plains Studies
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

The Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will open “Threads and Trails: Contemplations of Our Herstories” on Oct. 6.

The collaborative exhibition, which runs through Feb. 17, 2024, was created by five female-identifying artists who connect their personal histories to the conquest of the American West and Indigenous dispossession. Featuring the work of Steph Coley, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Erica Larsen-Dockray, Cybele Moon and Marissa Magdalena Sykes, “Threads and Trails” combines traditional and new genre art forms and includes animation, projection, sound, sculpture, textiles and painting. The exhibition explores the experiences of women from the past and present in a space that is immersive, enlightening, inclusive and transformative.

During First Friday, Oct. 6, the museum will host an artist panel where each of the artists will discuss the historical women who inspired their work, their personal experiences as female artists and the creative process behind the project. The opening reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m., with the artist panel at 6 p.m.

Support for the exhibition and related programming was provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, the Lincoln Community Foundation, Union Bank and Trust, the UNL Research Council and the UNL Faculty Senate Convocations Committee.

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

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