Art Gallery

Art Gallery hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

Note: The Art Gallery is closed for major holidays and breaks. Please check the Academic Calendar for scheduled closings.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Professor Susan Moore

Symptoms of an Artist postcard featuring art snippets from the three student artists.

Symptoms of an Artist

Senior Art Show featuring artists Jordyn Curtis, Kaitlin Rumbaugh and Pieter Vargo

December 8 - 22, 2022

Artist Reception Saturday, December 10 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Black and white wall poster of Through The Eyes show postcard.
Group of men in overalls with shovels clearing mud from a span of train tracks.
Two walls in the AV Larson Art Gallery with photos of automobiles and trucks involved in accidents.

Through the Eyes of a Rural Nebraskan Sheriff

An art exhibition by Kenneth Curtis

November 7 - 30, 2022

Artist Reception Thursday, November 17 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

This installation features 22 historical photographs selected from 500 negatives.


A rating of MA (Mature Content) has been assigned to this installation.

Some photographs in this exhibit show death. Care has been taken to hide identities and graphic images. The photos are displayed to connect the people of the past with all of us and situations we deal with in the present time.

Artist Annie Brugenhemke holding one of her art pieces.
Jewel toned stones hung from a piece of driftwood
Diagonal strings of purple beads

Hard Rain

Annie Brugenhemke

October 2022

Artist Reception: Wednesday, October 26 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.


Ann graduated from UNO in 1992 with a BFA with her thesis in painting. She is a lifelong artist whose work has been primarily focused on mediums of painting and drawing. More recently, however, she has been immersed in new tools of expression like ceramics and mixtures of non-traditional art materials such as cardboard, string, and hardware.

In addition to her extensive solo work in the studio, Ann enjoys collaborative projects with peers. She recently finished working on a large scale kinetic ceramic sculpture, teamed up with a local artist, which will be installed and viewed publicly in November.

When not making art, Ann enjoys sharing it in a teaching capacity with local youth. She has taught a variety of classes and workshops for kids both privately and in the Council Bluffs schools, and currently works as guest artist for an elementary school in Omaha.

Ann has shown her work in many galleries locally, including but not limited to 2 solo shows in 2019 at Lauritzen Gardens and Hillmer Gallery, 2 additional group shows in Omaha and 3 shows at Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center in Council Bluffs since 2020. She received a Relief Grant in 2020 from the Iowa Arts Council, and another project-driven grant through the American Rescue Fund and the Iowa Arts Council in 2021 which helped fund the aforementioned ceramic project.

She currently lives in an artist’s community with her daughter and their pup Uno in Council Bluffs.