"Painting the Legacy of Nebraska” collection opens at Nebraska History Museum

LINCOLN, Neb. It’s a project years in the making, and now the one-of-a-kind art exhibit will travel throughout the State of Nebraska for Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The project: “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska” showcases each and every one of Nebraska’s 93 counties. The collection features historic locations and aesthetic scenes from across the state.

The exhibit opens at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln on March 1st—which is also the date Nebraska became a state 150 years ago.

The collection is made up of more than 100 pieces of art. Each piece was created by one artist—Todd Williams.

Williams was born and raised in the state of Nebraska. His vision for this project is to give recognition and awareness of the state of Nebraska and bring its beauty to life on canvas.

If you would like to view the collection, here is a list of when and where you can do so.

Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln – March 1, 2017 – June 4, 2017
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island – June 17, 2017 – Aug. 20, 2017
Gallery 1516, Omaha – Sept. 1, 2017 – Oct. 15, 2017
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City – Oct. 25, 2017 – Jan. 8, 2018
Dawson County Historical Society Museum, Lexington – Nov 1, 2017- Jan 6, 2018
Homestead National Monument of America – Oct. 20, 2017- Jan 8. 2018
Gallery 92, Fremont – Nov. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017
Knight Museum, Alliance– TBD
West Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff – Nov. 9, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017

More information about the collection on the Nebraska 150 Celebration’s website. website