Arts, Culture, Education, Humanities, Uncategorized

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931).  Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE David’s Story Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a […]

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Conversation Is My Livelihood

Culture, Education, Humanities

Mike, Russell, and John – Dannebrog – 8.17.15 copyright Stuart Chittenden Stuart’s Story As an expat Brit new to Omaha ten years ago, I wanted to crack open the rigid carapace of “Nebraska nice” and reveal the intimacy of a people’s truer characters. In 2010 my wife and I began hosting conversation salons in our […]

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NCE 2015 Road Trip Review

Arts, Culture, Education, History, Humanities, Uncategorized

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment exists to serve you by providing reliability and sustainability for the arts and humanities programs supported by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. Hundreds of organizations around the state benefit from their grants and programs.

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Remembering Is My Livelihood

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 High Plains Trains Brett’s Story As a boy, coarse wheat fibers and tender corn silk in July were the threads which wove together the quilt that was my world. My playmates were weary and stoic cottonwoods, their arms apathetic even as I embraced them readily, and with love. Mine was the azure, and the gold, […]

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Aspiring To A Livelihood

Culture, History, Uncategorized

  Oliver’s Story We live in exciting times. I watch the changing Nebraska environment and ambience and relish its growing complexity. On Thursday March 12, 2015 we had to choose between a Georgia O’Keeffe lecture at the Joslyn, a lecture on kimonos at the KANEKO and a potluck at Gallery 72 feting father and son […]

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Performance Art Is My Livelihood

Arts, Culture

Photography by Lindsey French  Sarah’s Story I am an interdisciplinary artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I enjoy the rhythm of the academic schedule as it dovetails with my art practice. During the summers and winter break I attend artist residencies and have exhibitions.

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Origami Art is My Livelihood

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Inspired by the Minden Opera House, 1891, and the community of downtown Minden, Neb., “Our Band” origami collage by Linda Stephen is part of the permanent collection of the Minden Opera House and is on display in the Minden Opera House lobby. “Our Band” (28” x 40”) is inspired by the community and talent of […]

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A #Giving Tuesday Message From NCE Executive Director, Marian Fey

Arts, Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

It’s been six months since I came to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and I continue to be awed by the generosity of Nebraskans and their willingness to invest in the arts and humanities across the state. There is a basic understanding here that the grants and programs provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts […]

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An Artist and a Business Man Are My Livelihoods

Arts, Culture, Uncategorized

Bob’s Story All through my life, whether I was painting, creating advertising, or facilitating leadership groups, I’ve always identified as an artist and always seeking to integrate my thoughts, feelings and ideas with others to demonstrate how the arts helps us to live life fully.  I will always believe that art is what holds society […]

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Bridging Cultures Is My Livelihood

Culture, Humanities

Nancy’s story: “You will wear two dresses” my great-grandmother told me, referring to my mixed heritage of Cherokee/Choctaw/Scots Irish and the challenges to be faced. But, thankfully from an early age I had a great-grandmother who taught me about tribal traditions, and a grandfather who wanted me assured of a western education and willing

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