Pieces for “Here Now Forever Again” were chosen by Hastings College senior Jordan Ismaiel. Ismaiel, an art major, is familiar with the permanent collection, as he previously assisted with several exhibitions of works from the collection and headed a group that helped develop a new gallery of permanent collection art for the Hastings College honors program room in the Kiewit Building.
The Hastings College Permanent Collection of Art was established in 1978, initially through the sponsorship of Woods Charitable Trust. The late Norman Geske, director of the Sheldon Museum in Lincoln, was the first director of acquisitions. His leadership steered the collection toward modern masters, particularly pop artists.
Pieces from the collection are featured throughout campus year-round. Perkins Library has an Andy Warhol work, JDAC has a Jasper Johns work and the exhibit features Jim Dine’s work. The collection features many celebrated artists of the 20th Century.
Hastings College has obtained the artworks in the collection by donations or purchasing pieces.
Annual storytelling event moves online
LINCOLN — The 19th annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 26, will be a virtual event this year.
Sponsored by Nebraska Story Arts, the Zoom production will start at 7 p.m. Central Time. Those interested can register online at www.NebraskaStoryArts.org and a link will be sent with the Zoom code.