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Exhibitions

Harry Orlyk: New York Rural

January 12-April 15, 2018 Orlyk has been painting every day for more than 35 years. He vividly paints the landscape as he sees it from the dashboard of his van. He drives the countryside until he finds a scene that excites and inspires him. He sets up his canvas on the steering wheel and arranges […]

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Coming Home: Permanent Collection

January 31- April 15, 2018 Visitors to Bone Creek Museum’s South Gallery early this year will experience a rare glimpse of some of the newest or never before exhibited works of art from our rapidly expanding permanent collection. Throughout the last ten years, participation by visitors, members and volunteers has been a significant part of […]

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Worthy Rivals: Dale Nichols and Terence Duren

May 2 – Sept. 23, 2018 Guest Curator Cole Sartore is working with museum staff to create the next summer blockbuster exhibition of the work of Bone Creek’s cornerstone artist, Dale Nichols. This exhibition will explore the lives of David City native Dale Nichols and fellow contemporary artist Terence Duren from Shelby, Nebr. We believe […]

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Water/Ways

Sept. 29 – Nov. 9, 2018 This exhibition comes to Bone Creek with a grant from Humanities Nebraska to host the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program. The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace […]

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Selections from the Permanent Collection

August 10, 2017 – January 14, 2018 Dale Nichols, Floyd Nichols, Robert Bateman, Marilyn Bower, Doug Johnson and Elaine Lierly Jones are among the artists is the current exhibition, dubbed as the “best” of Bone Creek’s Collection.  

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The Legacy of Nebraska: Todd A. Williams

Oct. 25, 2017- Jan. 7, 2018 Bone Creek Museum will display a regional selection of the 124 paintings in the Legacy of Nebraska Collection and Exhibition in the North 40 Gallery. Artist Todd A. Williams has traveled the state over the last five years researching historical significant subjects to commemorate the state’s Sesquicentennial anniversary. The […]

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Art and Poetry of the Barada Hills

Aug. 3- Oct. 22, 2017 Watercolor artist John Lokke and poet Jan Chism Wright have created a collection of artworks displaying a unique region of rolling hills in Southeastern Nebraska. The Barada Hills extend along the Missouri River from Winnebago Creek just north of Rulo, Nebraska and north to Little Nemaha River just south of […]

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150 for Nebraska’s 150th

150 Artists, 150 Artworks, 150 Years of Nebraska in Miniature  May 3, 2017 – July 30, 2017 More than 150 artists submitted an original work of agrarian art honoring the state of Nebraska. This major exhibition and sale celebrates and features many Nebraska artists, their craft, and this great state. It includes works from artists […]

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Land/People: Amanda Breitbach

January 11 – April 23, 2017 Reception Sunday, March 26, 2017 “My photographs reflect my personal experience as a woman who grew up on a multi-generational family farm and ranch owned and operated by men, developing a deep love and respect for the land while knowing that I will never inherit it. These may be […]

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