Lincoln Highway Centennial: Wright Morris and America at MONA

Contact: Gina Garden, marketing coordinator, Museum of Nebraska Art, 308-865-8559

Kearney, Neb., June 26, 2013 – The Museum of Nebraska Art is highlighting a selection of photographs taken by Wright Morris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway.

The exhibition began on June 25 and is scheduled to be on display until Sept. 8.

The photographs, taken between 1941 and 1954, feature glimpses of American life along the Lincoln Highway. They depict areas spanning from Washington, D.C., through Nebraska and on to California.

Morris is known for his autobiographical novels, many of which depict the Nebraska plains. After becoming an established writer, his interest in photography led him to combine the two and the result was the “photo-texts” that portray Nebraska’s history.

For more information, visit http://mona.unk.edu/mona/exhibitions.html.

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-Amanda Arnold

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