1% for Art: Current Projects

UNK/UNMC Science Education Building

The vision of the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is to build a nationally recognized learning and research environment that promotes education in rural primary care, generates scientific discoveries and new knowledge about rural health, and enhances strategies to promote high-quality primary care in rural communities by creating academic and community partnerships around rural health problems and opportunities.  The artwork site will be in the interior, lobby entrance of the building.  Ideally, the artwork will be hanging or suspended sculpture, but other three-dimensional work will be considered.  The interior design and exterior landscaping is inspired by the  Platte River - the “braided river of the plains,” – which is an important element of Nebraska and national geopolitical history and is the  symbolic unifier  of the state,  however the aesthetic statement made by the selected artist is more important than an identifiable allusion to a particular idea or theme.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submission deadline has passed.  Submissions are currently under review.

Budget: $115,000 – 125,000

Nebraska History Museum, Nebraska State Historical Society (Lincoln, NE)

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) and the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC), in accordance with the State of Nebraska 1% for Art legislation, seek artwork for the Nebraska History Museum Renovation Project, 131 Centennial Mall North (15th and P streets) in Lincoln, Nebraska. The artwork project site will be located on the exterior of the building. The project plan is to create work that focuses on the Nebraska history exhibited and interpreted in the building, welcomes visitors, and creates a dynamic element to the facade.

RFQ Submission deadline has passed.  Submissions are currently under review.

Budget: $46,000

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, located in Omaha, Nebraska, began construction in 2013 and is planned to open in the spring of 2017. The facility will combine both cancer treatment and cutting edge research and is poised to become one of the world’s leading comprehensive cancer centers, providing the highest level of patient-centered care.

In accordance with the State of Nebraska 1% for Art legislation, the Center seeks artwork for three (3) distinct sites—two exterior and one interior. The 1% for Art Committee of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is looking for art that will humanize the cancer center’s environment, as well as celebrate and honor the mission and industry of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which combines education, caregiving, and research. Focus will be placed on artwork that is uplifting, celebratory, inspirational, soothing, and educational. Artwork selected will be welcoming, accessible, and of the highest quality.

RFQ submission deadline has passed. Submissions are currently under review.

Budget: $342,000 – $362,000

Oak Bowl Stadium, State College System, Peru State College (Peru, NE)

This project, which held a national RFQ for artists, is commissioning a bronze sculpture celebrating the history of Peru State football which be sited at the newly constructed Oak Bowl Stadium on the college campus in Peru, Nebraska. The artist selected and contracted for this commission is Benjamin Victor, of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Artwork is under construction.

Budget: $70,000

For more information on 1% for Art or any listed project, contact Launa Bacon, Artist Services Manager, at 402-595-3935.


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