Art at Cedar Point

Art at Cedar Point banner - Windmill at sunset

Art at Cedar Point is an interdisciplinary program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln which blends art and science through undergraduate field courses, artist residencies, and community outreach programs at the university's Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska.

Cather Professor of Art Karen Kunc helps students use a small, mobile press during the 2014 Art at Cedar Point course, Eco-Printing to Bookmaking.

2018 course offering
Observing and Recording the Figure in Nature: From Paleolithic to Performance

2018 call for applications
Artist in Residence Program

2017 community outreach
Art Adventure Camp and Speaker Series

Art at Cedar Point is an innovative and experimental project, aimed at connecting creative people with rural communities and natural ecosystems to learn how each can benefit the other. Over the last three years, we have successfully created opportunities for students to experience the unique ecosystems and communities of rural western Nebraska and showcased the potential for artists working in rural areas by developing the only Artist in Residence program in the region. In the summer of 2016, with the assistance of a competitive grant from the Rural Futures Institute, we held our first Art/Science Adventure Camp organized and taught by UNL undergraduate students for local children, and invited the public to the first Art at Cedar Point Speaker Series to engage area residents in a discussion of how the arts represent rural communities.

Community partners include the Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala Public School District, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Nebraska Water Center Foundation.