Cranes Taking Flight at MONA

KEARNEY, Neb.- If you are planning to visit Central Nebraska this year for the Sandhill crane migration, you might consider some attractions in the area related to the annual event.

One example is an exhibition happening from now through May 13th at the Museum of Nebraska Art called "Cranes Taking Flight". The exhibition depicts the crane in one way or another. As people come to Kearney from around the country and around the world, this exhibition offers something for visitors to do during the day when they are not watching the cranes.

One of the works on display is a woodcut piece done by Robert Weaver. "This artist used a door for the wood block," MONA Director Audrey Kauders said. "After he inked it and put paper on it, he made the impression with the back of a spoon. So this very large print was done totally by hand which makes it even more remarkable," Kauders said.

If you would like to see the display, the public is welcome. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays with extended hours now from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and then Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m. The museum is located in the old Kearney federal building downtown, which was constructed in 1911.