‘Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains’ comes to
LINCOLN—“Lewis & Clark on the Great Plains: A Natural History,” an exhibition
of photographs on loan from the Great Plains Art Collection, opens at Union
College on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 7 in two locations on campus: the
McClelland Art Gallery in the Ortner Center and the Ella Johnson Crandall
Memorial Library, 3800 S. 48th St.
Sponsored by the Memorial Library and
the Fine Arts Divison, the 44 color photographs from the traveling collection
focus on the plants, animals and landscapes initially discovered and described
by Lewis and Clark on the Corps of Discovery journey in 1804-1806. The exhibit
features the work of four leading nature photographers: John Ferrer, Robert
Gress, Paul Johnsgard and Bob Kaul.
Johnsgard, noted author and
ornithologist, is also the guest-curator of the exhibit for the Great Plains
Art Collection in Lincoln, Neb. Union College is the exhibit’s first stop on
its tour of Nebraska.
“This is a unique opportunity because
it is the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and we wanted the
Union College to be a part of that celebration,” said Sabrina Riley, Union’s
There will be an opening reception
for the exhibit on Sept. 7, 7 p.m. There will be a welcome at the library
where Bruce Forbes, associate professor of fine arts, will introduce the
photographs. Refreshments will follow at the Ortner Center.
The two locations on the Union
College campus have different hours: the McClelland Art Gallery will be open
daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 7-18. The Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial
Library will be open Sept. 7-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.