Upcoming Exhibitions

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 the museum’s 10th anniversary is the perfect year for such an important exhibition to be the summer blockbuster show. The idea came from a Time Magazine article entitled War in the Corn that recounted a dispute between the two artists, when each held retrospective exhibitions of their works in their hometowns at nearly the same time. This dramatic exchange is an exciting jumping off point to take visitors back to the era of when these artists were living.

More information coming soon.


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 and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.

Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.


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