Landscapes featured at Great Plains Art Museum

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Dec. 15

The Great Plains Art Museum’s new permanent collection exhibition “Transported with Wonder” opens Jan. 3. The exhibit runs concurrently with “Marking the Prairie Sublime: Paintings and Prints by Jonathan Goodding.”

“Transported with Wonder” features Great Plains landscapes.

“There is often a sense of grandeur — visually intense and emotionally powerful — in portrayals of Great Plains landscapes,” said Amber Mohr, curator of the museum. “During the time of westward expansion, artists were commissioned to convey a temptation to bountiful promise — broad expanses of land, plentiful game and agricultural potential.
“This small exhibition is only a sampling of works from the permanent collection that qualify as both beautiful and sublime.”

Historic and contemporary works are included. Artists represented include Dwight Kirsch, Joann Brown, Robert F. Gilder, Raymond J. Eastwood, John Axton, Dale Livezey, Keith Jacobshagen, Harold Holoun and Angus MacPherson.

Both “Transported with Wonder” and “Marking the Prairie Sublime” show through April 1.

“Marking the Prairie Sublime” features the landscapes of Jonathan Goodding, a Lincoln native and UNL graduate.

Both exhibitions will be featured in a free, open to the public First Friday reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 3 at the museum. Goodding will attend the reception.

The Great Plains Art Museum is open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30-5 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays, holiday weekends and between exhibitions). There is no admission charge.

For more information, go to, send email to or call 402-472-6220.

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