The Nebraska Arts Council is pleased to announce that Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock of UrbanRock Design have successfully completed their commissioned artwork for the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln! As part of Nebraska’s 1% for Art program, of the $6 million museum renovation, $46,000 was set aside specifically for public art.
The 1% for Art committee for the project first met in November 2014. The museum celebrated the new artwork, along with other museum renovations, at its grand reopening on April 1.
UrbanRock Design’s proposal, Inside Outside, asked museum staff to select important representative artifacts from the museum collection to portray on pierced metal scrims suspended on the east façade of the building. The twelve panels, each measuring 10 feet high by 5 feet wide, are grouped in pairs reflecting specific areas of the collection. Voids within the metal create each image, allowing a second shadow image to cast upon the building’s brick exterior. At night, the panels are backlit and appear as an image reversal of their daytime condition.
The Nebraska History Museum is located at 131 Centennial Mall North in Lincoln. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.