The Great Migration: A Celebration of Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska

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Date: Jan 19 - Jun 19
Venue: Great Plains Art Museum
Location: 1155 Q Street
Ticket Price: Free
Time: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.
Phone: (402) 472-6220

The Great Migration: A Celebration of Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska January 19–June 19, 2021 Cranes have claimed a special place in people’s hearts for millennia. They are found in petroglyphs in Utah, in texts from ancient Greece and Rome, and they have long been revered as symbols of happiness and longevity in Asia. In March and April, Nebraska is a stopover place for about a million Sandhill Cranes, mostly along the central Platte River. It is the largest gathering of cranes in the world and one of the most popular of all wildlife migrations. Thousands of people visit Nebraska to see these birds and to reconnect with nature. This exhibition celebrates this annual wildlife spectacle and the unique lives of these elegant birds. The artist, Jude Martindale, interprets her experiences with the cranes in ways that reveal not only their personalities, but also her emotional reactions to watching their captivating behaviors. Above: Jude Martindale Synchronicity (detail), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, Image courtesy of the artist Banner: Jude Martindale True Colors (detail), 2018, acrylic on canvas, Image courtesy of the artist