‘West of Last Chance’ exhibition on display at MONA


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

Kearney, Neb., June 21, 2013 – The Museum of Nebraska Art is hosting the combined work of Peter Brown and Kent Haruf until Oct. 20.

Brown, a photographer of the American plains, collaborated with author Haruf to create the “West of Last Chance” exhibition. The display was derived from their book of the same title, and it depicts the landscape and emotion of life on the plains.

For every photograph that Brown displays, Haruf accompanies it with descriptive writing. Brown has been photographing the plains for more than 25 years, while Haruf’s books have received awards such as the Whiting Foundation Award and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award.

MONA’s permanent collection reflects the history and culture of the state and holds work from artist-explorers like George Catlin to the early 20th century American master and Cozad native Robert Henri, to Thomas Hart Benton’s original illustrations for the Oregon Trail. MONA also proudly displays one of the nation’s premier collections of wildlife art by John James Audubon. Contemporary Nebraska artists are featured in the Nebraska Now series of revolving exhibitions in the Museum’s Yanney Skylight Gallery, and the Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden provides a quiet spot to enjoy outdoor sculpture. MONA, located at 2401 Central Ave., is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. (not holidays). Admission is free.


-Amanda Arnold