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Painting the Legacy of Nebraska

June 17th - August 22nd in the Stuhr Building
Viewing is available from 9 am - 5 pm Mondays - Saturdays, Noon - 5 pm on Sundays
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children and free for Stuhr Museum Members
Special receptions and activities will be scheduled shortly.
For more information call (308) 385-5316

Stuhr Museum is proud to announce the opening of the "Painting the Legacy of Nebraska" exhibit, which is now on display in the Stuhr Building.

"Painting the Legacy of Nebraska" is a journey that took internationally known artist Todd Williams to each county in Nebraska in search of artistic inspiration. Over the past 5 years, Williams turned the people, stories and natural beauty of Nebraska into a series of over 120 paintings, at least one for each of the state's 93 counties. The result is "Painting the Legacy of Nebraska," which was named the official exhibit of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial (150th) commission.

Stuhr is the only museum in the western part of the state to showcase the entire exhibit, which will run through Aug. 21st. Williams, himself, will be giving a demonstration on Sunday, July 30th as part of Stuhr's 50th Anniversary Celebration. 

"Painting the Legacy of Nebraska" features a wide variety of subjects, from beautiful landscapes to memorable moments in Nebraska history to historical figures to scenes and landmarks. It's a show any Nebraskan will relate to, identify with and be inspired by.

The exhibit is available for viewing Mondays - Saturdays from 9 am - 5 pm and Noon - 5 pm on Sundays. Admission fees apply which is $8 for adults, $6 for children and free for Stuhr Museum members. For more information contact the museum at (308) 385-5316. 


"The Painting the Legacy of Nebraska exhibition and educational art project will be a monumental exhibition heralding the nostalgia and history of Nebraska. Internationally recognized and Nebraska native, artist Todd Williams’s mission is to depict significant historic, geographic, and figurative elements from each of the 93 counties. He has worked with historians, sponsors, and leaders in each county to help him determine significant subjects. These paintings will inspire thousands of people in Nebraska and reach well beyond the state’s borders with a traveling exhibition, a Legacy of Nebraska commemorative collectors’ art book, and a documentary film produced by NET, Nebraska’s public television affiliate."