An Invitation to Savor the Arts

Private art collections are immensely personal. To be invited inside someone’s home to see his or her collection is a privilege. This summer three local art collectors will open their

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Exhibit examines racial messages of black paper dolls from the Civil War era to the present. To make a paper doll you need paper, utensils used for drawing and/or coloring, an imagination, and illustrated clothing for the doll. Now, go back 150 years and make that paper doll black. To the previous list of materials, […]

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“Clay Landmarks,” Arabia Steamboat Museum

“Clay Landmarks,” Arabia Steamboat Museum

“Clay Landmarks” at the Arabia Steamboat Museum features artwork by nine artists who explore the museum’s collection of 19th-century artifacts from the sunken steamboat. Mounted in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference that took place in March, “Clay Landmarks” is the first contemporary art exhibition at the museum […]

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Two Figures on a Beam, 1997, Bronze, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, sculpture collection focus area. Gift of Marti and Tony Oppenheimer.

Nerman MoCA – Living With Art

Forming a permanent collection of works of art is one of the most important endeavors any institution of higher education can undertake to cultivate an appreciation of the visual arts. Although the significance of museum/gallery exhibitions, publications and educational programs cannot be over-estimated, ultimately, a permanent collection best enables students to directly engage art on […]

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