‘American Farmer’ exhibit opens in Norfolk

NORFOLK -- USA Exhibits and Mid-America Art Alliance is loaning an exhibit on American farms to Norfolk, with a special opening ceremony Friday night.

Elkhorn Valley Museum's Executive Director Ashley Brown said they've been on the waiting list since 2019 for this collection of portraits by Paul Mobley.

She continued that, because Nebraska is an agricultural state, it's nice to look at the industry in a new way.

"It doesn't focus on something glamorous, it is really just real people," she said. "We get to see farmers in a new light."

Funding for the exhibit is covered by a grant and by museum money.

Brown also hopes that when guests stop by tonight, they also learn about their other programs, such as family fun activities on the weekend.

'American Farmer' runs through October 20.

It comes on the heels of the reopening of the museum's biggest attraction: the Johnny Carson Exhibit; and their first and only permanent Hall of Fame.