Two new exhibits at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Great Plains Art Museum may be of interest to School of Natural Resources faculty, staff, students and anyone else with an appreciation of the region’s birds.
“The Great Migration: A Celebration of Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska,” opened on Jan. 19 and continues through June 19.
“In March and April, Nebraska is a stopover place for about a million Sandhill Cranes, mostly along the central Platte River,” reads the Great Plains Art Museum description of the exhibit. “It is the largest gathering of cranes in the world and one of the most popular of all wildlife migrations. Thousands of people visit Nebraska to see these birds and to reconnect with nature. This exhibition celebrates this annual wildlife spectacle and the unique lives of these elegant birds. The artist, Jude Martindale, interprets her experiences with the cranes in ways that reveal not only their personalities, but also her emotional reactions to watching their captivating behaviors.”
The exhibition guide is available online.
Alongside the “Great Migration” exhibit, visitors to the museum can also view “Avian Observations: Great Plains Birds in Art.” The exhibit runs from Jan. 19-May 8.
“‘Avian Observations’ highlights artistic representations of the varied species of birds on the Great Plains,” reads the Great Plains Art Museum description of the exhibit. “Featuring artwork from the museum’s permanent collection and from Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence Kirsten Furlong, this exhibition allows us to explore the history, physical characteristics, behaviors, habitats, and conservation of the diverse creatures that are so important to the Great Plains region.”
Learn more about the exhibits and the museum’s hours and COVID-19 safety policies at the Great Plains Art Museum website.
More details at: https://www.unl.edu/plains/great-plains-art-museum