KEARNEY — The Museum of Nebraska Art will host “Junior Curator Show: Underscoring: Line,” from May 10 through Aug. 11.

A select group of high school students has worked with the museum staff to conceptualize, select and install an exhibition of artworks drawn from MONA’s collection. The experiential learning expands their knowledge of art, museums and careers. The curation process begins with an exploration of the role of the visual elements in an artwork. Each element functions uniquely, line being perhaps the most ubiquitous.

A reception is set for 4 p.m. Friday.

The Junior Curator Show is sponsored by the MONA Guild.

The Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; it is closed Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge.

The Museum of Nebraska Art 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.

For more information, call (308) 865-8559.

Comstock gallery hosts two shows

COMSTOCK — Two shows are currently on display at Gallery: Art & Creative Center southwest of Comstock.

First up is the 2018 Association of Nebraska Arts Clubs traveling show, featuring more than 20 entries from the June 2018 conference in Scottsbluff. Area artists featured in this exhibit include Beth Cole, Alissa Millsap, Daniel Smith and Paul Loomer.

A reception for this exhibit is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17. Light refreshments will be served.

Also on exhibit are the entries in Vissi d’Arte Club’s 2019 competition for entry in the state competition. The club was allowed seven entries, based on membership. Two junior entries also qualified. Several honorable mention entries are included with this exhibit.

The 2019 ANAC conference is planned for June 19-22 in Albion.

Both exhibits are open through May 24 at the gallery, 80800 Oak Grove Road, southwest of Comstock. The gallery is open by chance or by calling (308) 215-0076 or (308) 628-4370.

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