Nebraska figures prominently in the work of Wright Morris, an award-winning novelist, photographer, and essayist born in Central City in 1910. On display in conjunction with Nebraska 150, the state’s sesquicentennial celebration, this exhibition presents a selection of photographs from Sheldon’s collection that exemplifies Morris’s sensitivity in capturing details of rural Nebraska in the 1940s.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether or not you go, Distinctly American: The Photography of Wright Marris explores the images of Wright Morris (1910-1998), an expression of his lifelong quest to capture the soul and mystique of the American Midwest. Here, for the first time, the full emotional impact of his extraordinarily beautiful photographs--"a forceful as his better. Known prize-winning novels--"has been given free rein.