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Museum of Nebraska Art

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Address: 2401 Central Ave, Downtown Kearney, Kearney, NE 68847
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+1 308-865-8559
11:00 - 17:00
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The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the history of Nebraska's...

The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates the history of Nebraska's visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.

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Gorgeous venue

The art exhibits in MONA are changed frequently so repeat visits are highly recommended. The building is a former U.S. Post Office with a lot of marble.

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Kearney, NE
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Kearney, NE
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The art exhibits in MONA are changed frequently so repeat visits are highly recommended. The building is a former U.S. Post Office with a lot of marble.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this visit. Lots of eclectic artist and exhibits and as this was my second visit (about 1 year) there were new things to see.

Thank Diane S
Kearney, Nebraska
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

The artists works displayed here are either born in Nebraska, lived in Nebraska, studied in Nebraska, or their art is about Nebraska. I actually work here and enjoy the displays. There is a nice Gift Shop that is run by volunteers. The items in there are mostly from local artists.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was a great place to kill some time while we were in Kearney. My son and I stopped here and enjoyed the Nebraska art and sculptures. It is free of charge and is a hidden treasure in the downtown area. I really loved the art with the pictures of women from the 1800s. I do not know much about... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Excellent museum of Nebraska art. Artists have Nebraska ties, either travelling through, residence, or birth. Various galleries, changing exhibits. I stop by every few months to view "what's new!" Never disappointed.

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

There was a quilt exhibit going on while we were there and it was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Loved the architecture of the the museum. It is worth the stop alone. Some really nice Nebraska art. Of course the main display changes from time to time. Would stop again. Beats classic cars and the ARCH.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The exhibit "Deeply Rooted" is a really amazing display of quilts. I also enjoyed the American Art on display as well as the featured art of talented Nebraskan artist Alicia Cleaver. The museum is free and worth a visit for all ages.

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Saw a sign for this museum on interstate 80 just before Kearney while doing a long cross country drive and decided to follow my muse. It turned out to be a wonderful surprise and a great way to spend two hours. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored post office building of the grand old type. The art is... More 

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum is free of charge. They had several room-size exhibits that were strong, especially the Sandhills Crane area and the western/Nebraska art area. The building itself is a renovated post office and is quite beautiful inside and out. It is not large and doesn't take long, but I enjoyed every moment of my visit.

1 Thank Gail B

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