First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

Feb 1 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

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About this event
The museum is open late for Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. At 6 p.m. inside the New Farmers exhibition in the lower-level gallery, Andrew Husa, Great Plains Graduate Fellow from UNL Geography, will give a short talk about rural population in the Plains. While a large number of small towns in rural Nebraska have declined in population throughout the 20th Century, there are some outliers. Husa’s project is to map and chronicle these small towns that have been successful in not only sustaining their population, but adding to it. His research focuses on the differences in small towns between the 1950 census and the 2010 census, which saw the state’s rural population decline below 30 percent of the state's total population. Exhibitions on display: New Farmers New Farmers is a collaborative research project between photographer D. Bryon Darby, designer Tim Hossler, and sociologist Paul Stock. An observation of today's independent farmer, the project merges visual images with the print media of newspapers to explore and discuss contemporary farming. New Farmers aims to tell the story and empower the diversity of a new breed of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmer. (Brought to you by Humanities Nebraska) From Paint Brushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection highlight the creative spirit of women artists. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Tonita Peña, Terry Evans, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Martha Pettigrew, and Anne Burkholder are just a few of the artists featured. This event is free and open to the public. Visit us first as we close at 7 p.m.! Please share this event with anyone who might be interested. Parking is usually available in the Que Place garage at 11th and Q streets. Please note there is construction near the parking garage entrance.
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Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Phone: 402-472-6220