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  • Overview of facade artwork at Nebraska History Museum

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Site: Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln, NE 

Artists: Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock

Client: Nebraska Arts Council

The Nebraska History Museum is a repository of cultural artifacts from the people and professions that have shaped the State.

The Nebraska History Museum façade is enlivened with twelve art panels that display teasers of its collections. This high impact | low budget approach embeds images into metal scrims by translating them into solid and void dot patterns. This austere building, originally an Elks Lodge, was renovated to become the state’s museum. This artwork approach transforms the austere brutalist facade into a set of framed vignettes of the interior collection. Like placing windows on the otherwise blank facade, they offer a shifting and shimmering view of the inside.