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Museum of Nebraska Art

2401 Central Ave, Downtown Kearney, Kearney, NE 68847
+1 308-865-8559
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Photo Ark was amazing!

We saw on the internet that this museum was showing the Photo Ark by Joel Sartore. We went on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peggy M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
First Rate

Housed in a former Post Office building, this museum dedicates itself to art made by Nebraskans... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Flagstaff, Arizona
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The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the history of Nebraska's visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.
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2401 Central Ave, Downtown Kearney, Kearney, NE 68847
+1 308-865-8559
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw on the internet that this museum was showing the Photo Ark by Joel Sartore. We went on the Sunday of Memorial Day Week-end. The museum is housed in an amazing old stone building that used to be a post office. There was no...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in a former Post Office building, this museum dedicates itself to art made by Nebraskans. That may sound a bit provincial, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by the level of sophistication and the quality of the art and the exhibits. Extremely well done. Kudos...More

Thank readzalot
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Rotating exhibits with focus on middle america -- native Americans and more. Great place to visit! Wonderful old building of marble. Has gift shop.

Thank CycloneTom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were in town for a weekend of crane viewing, but had a rainy day to kill. We found this beautiful museum to be the perfect way to spend a few hours of the afternoon. It is small, but very nice. The Joe Satore Photo...More

Thank kenb253
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went to see the terrific, world class Joel Satore exhibit - amazing photography - a photographer concerned about our planet and the great species extinction underway. Content has never been handled better - go listen to his wonderful interview with Terri Gross/NPR

Thank TSwan2
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Loved this museum -- especially the PhotoArk images by Joel Sartore. Could have spent all day in that exhibit alone! Also impressed by paintings by Bierstadt, Catlin, and especially the Audobons (elder and younger.) Those all deserve more prominence! Can I suggest a nicely curated...More

Thank HenryJohnKerr
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This small museum, in a stately old Post Office building, had nice exhibits in March 2017, including Joel Sartore's Photo Ark exhibit of photographs of endangered and rare species.

Thank PaulfromVA2015
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A great activity for a rainy day. A nice variety of artists exhibits displayed. Would recommend stopping by!

Thank baddcat
Reviewed 25 March 2017

MONA, the Museum of Nebraska Art, in Kearney NE is a wonderful, free art gem on the Platte River. The building itself is a turn of the 20th century Federal Post Office that has been tastefully expanded. It is not a large facility but has...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and the staff was friendly. The museum gave us a nice glimpse at the local culture. Not a lot of paintings mostly lithographs, but we enjoyed them all the same. It was a fun change of pace and free. It's my...More

Thank tgray67
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