of all beliefs, cultures and traditions
where everyone is invited!
the entire State of Nebraska and beyond
through the Arts
with organizations and communities
in the Arts, humanity and the “Art of Living”
in the visual and performing arts
The vision for Hildegard Center for the Arts is to be THE Center that bridges cultures and communities through the Arts. It will be a place of creative inspiration where everyone is invited to share in the change we wish for our world!
Unique experiences throughout the year involving the Arts.
Interested in a Nebraska-shaped collage print of the winning photos? Perhaps one of the winning mounted prints?
Contact Tim Wright at Timmy’s Treehouse Print and Sales (Omaha) – 402.770.0065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website.
NE 150 Celebration Continues!
As part of the third and final year of an exciting initiative called “Bridges,” Hildegard Center for the Arts has unveiled the most amazing exhibit that truly BRIDGES Nebraska history, generations and cultures…just in time for the State’s 150th birthday celebration! Titled “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,” this juried photo exhibit includes Ninety-three winning photographs, one from each county, that proudly represent a cross-section of Nebraska. The Sesquicentennial photo exhibit is endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Commission as a “Signature Event” and is traveling to seven regions throughout the state in 2017. Read more here.
“Bridges” Exhibit: Coming to Seward, NE soon!
Bridges is on the move again! Catch the exhibit at its next stop — Seward Civic Center (616 Bradford St, Seward, NE 68434) from June 1 – July 28, 2017. Museum Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free admission. Visit http://www.sewardciviccenter.org/ for more information.
2017 Tour Schedule
- Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln: January 6 – March 25, 2017
- Gallery 92 West in Fremont: April 4 – April 29, 2017
- Seward Civic Center: June 1 – July 28, 2017
- North Platte Prairie Arts Center: August 1 – September 22, 2017
- Norfolk Art Center: September 7 – October 26, 2017
- Carnegie Arts Center in Alliance: September 26 – November 10, 2017
- Durham Museum in Omaha: November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018
This exciting partnership between HCFA, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society called both amateur and professional photographers to capture images of historic sites and hidden treasures from all 93 Nebraska counties. Over 800 submissions were received! The end result is an exciting juried exhibit “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,” a Digital Catalogue, Virtual Gallery, Instructional Resources and Story Map that will tell Nebraska’s story for the state’s Sesquicentennial year. Read more…
The winning photos are featured in a new book published by the Omaha World Herald. Order your copy here!
Online Art Lesson Plans for Enrichment, Growth and Healing.
Hildegard’s exciting initiative “Art Bridges” is now available FREE to download! This online collection includes over 120 art lesson plans, activities and articles that encompass visual art, storytelling, writing, poetry, music enrichment and drama. Lead by Project Chair, Anne Woita, “Art Bridges” encompasses over a year of research with participating artists, teachers, music and art therapists, and counselors from as close as Lincoln, NE to as far away as Spain. The piloted lesson plans are easy to implement and suitable for a wide range of audiences with varying ages, challenges, needs and interests. Read more…
Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata
39th Annual Mayor’s Arts Award “Outstanding Event” — Hildegard Center for the Arts’ commissioned work, “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata,” composed by Emmy Award-winning Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate continues to inspire!
The 25-minute cantata—written for solo baritone, piano and string-sextet, made its world premiere to a sold-out crowd on November 4, 2016, at the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. It’s been selected for “Outstanding Event of the Year” at the 39th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, held June 7, 2017.
Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln, together with sponsoring partner, Southeast Community College Division of Humanities, premiered the compelling musical work, using both English and Ponca langauge, to share the timeless story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear with a new generation. Read more…
Watch “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata” on NET
This June, you have the chance to watch a recording of the first-ever performance of Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata in Eight Tableaux on NET2-World. To find out how you can watch, visit NET’s website.
- June 1 – 6:30 p.m.
- June 4 – 1:00 p.m.
- June 15 – 8:30 p.m.
- June 18 – 2:30 p.m.
Who is Hildegard?
The name-sake for Hildegard Center for the Arts is Hildegard von Bingen, a German Abbess who lived the Middle Ages (1098-1179). She was a prolific writer, theologian and composer who is considered one of the most identifiable woman artists of the Middle Ages. She helped to undo many prejudices of her time and in 2012 was canonized Saint Hildegard and designated a Doctor of the Church. Her contributions to the arts and message of hope, healing and care for the earth make her timeless. Now is the time for Hildegard Center for the Arts! READ MORE >
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