The KANEKO exhibition is closed for deinstallation – The KANEKO library is open Thurs – Sun from 1pm to 5pm

KINETIC Exhibition

past event

June 16, 2017 -
October 14, 2017

Tuesday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


General Public

The KINETIC Exhibition explores the art & science of movement & the perception of motion.

KINETIC contemplates the multitude of meaning we ascribe to the vast & ubiquitous concept of movement. Whether an artist’s expressive composition or a scientist’s subject of examination, our world is defined by kinetics — the way our bodies, minds, & even the celestial body on which we reside exist in a perpetual state of motion.

The KINETIC exhibition will introduce you to legendary and contemporary artists pushing the boundaries of kinetic art. Witness the scale and scope of John Buck’s illustrious career as you delve into the intricacies of his large-scale, hand-carved sculptures in motion. Move through Blumen Lumen’s garden of interactive flowers and learn about the scientific study of movement with the UNO Department of Biomechanics’ interactive display.

KINETIC artists: Blumen Lumen by FoldHaus, Deborah Butterfield, George Rickey, John Buck, Larry Sosso, Mark di Suvero, Michael McGinnis, Ralfonso, & Tom Sitzman.

KINETIC collaborators: Anne Pagel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, Flatwater Folk Art Museum, Cassia Kite, City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, Connect Gallery, Creighton University, Debby Coles-Dobay, Dr. Nick Stergiou, Dr. Shane Farritor, Edem Soul Music, Gallery 72, George Neubert, Graham Ulicny, HDR Inc., International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Kinetic Art Organization, Omaha Under the Radar, RDG Planning & Design, Sheldon Museum of Art, Stanzi Vaubel, Studio Fackler, tbd. Dance Collective, University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Biomechanics, Vijay Olander, & WhyArts.

Tours – The best way to experience KINETIC is to see it in motion.

Due to the delicate nature of John Buck’s kinetic sculptures, KANEKO will be providing Guided Tours to see the entire exhibition in motion. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to interact with select sculptures during normal gallery hours.

Guided Tours are an opportunity to see all of the sculptures in action, fully moving, accompanied by a KANEKO staff. Weekly tours include:

These tours are free & open to the public. Led by KANEKO staff, tours are walk-in or by appointment and will accommodate individuals and groups. All ages are welcome. All Guided Tours will begin at KANEKO’s front desk on the 1st floor of the Atrium at the times listed above.


We are beginning a new series of custom made mugs to celebrate each season at KANEKO.

You can purchase the 1st in this series made by local artist, Peter Scherr Ceramics. Inspired by the KINETIC exhibition, Peter’s cups are for sale at KANEKO for $55. Pick up your own limited edition KANEKO cup today!

Peter Scherr was born and raised in Central Nebraska. He is a ceramic artist – making both functional and sculptural pieces – living and working in Eastern Nebraska. Peter assisted in the studio of Jun Kaneko (1999-2000) where he learned and experienced the labors of a studio practice. He later received his BFA (2005) from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, under the tutelage of Gail Kendall, Eddie Dominguez, and Pete Pinnell. He lives, gardens, raises two young daughters and a toddler son and a few laying chickens with his wife on an acre South of Omaha, Nebraska.

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