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Willa Cather Foundation - Red Cloud Nebraska (NE)

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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Art Gallery
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022
Inspired by Mary Oliver's poem "Some Things the World Gave," Wallace's oil paintings are like a prayer of gratitude for the beauty of the world and the wonder of it all.
Art Gallery
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sarah Rowe’s solo exhibition Signal brings form to the voices of animals and celebrates our kinship.
Opera House
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 10:00am
Join us in person and online for a special children's literature event! Author Lisa Harkrader will be at the National Willa Cather Center to meet young readers and sign copies of...
Opera House
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 7:00pm
Fronted by Mato Nanji, Indigenous plays a gritty, soulful, and rocking blues sound influenced by the likes of B. B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Special Events
Thursday, November 10, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
We hope you'll join us in Taos, New Mexico, for a 3-day, 3-night excursion, November 10–13, 2022! We’ll explore the beautiful mountain town and the best of its historic and arts...
Opera House
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
Settle in for a fascinating author talk with Joe Starita about his book, A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Fleshe Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's...
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
Learn all about the interplay of sentimentalism and modernism in Willa Cather's work! Menlo College professor Lisa Mendelman will examine Cather's depiction of the modern woman's...
Opera House
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Paramount hits the Red Cloud Opera House stage playing high energy '80s anthems from Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, and much more!
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 1, 2023 to Saturday, June 3, 2023
Make plans now to attend the 68th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Details about the conference will be announced soon!
International Seminar
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 to Friday, June 23, 2023
The 18th International Cather Seminar will be held in Greenwich Village, the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932.
Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Transport yourself to the Colorado Rockies, Nebraska prairie, and beyond during our conversation with author Pam Houston! Join us as Houston shares excerpts from her book, Deep...
Opera House
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ballet Folklorico de Topeka appears for the first time at the Red Cloud Opera House to share Mexican culture and tradition through the art of dance.
"La Primavera" by Paula Wallace
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 5:00pm
Join us for a reception with artist Paula Wallace on Friday, August 26, at 5:00 p.m.
Opera House
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:00pm
Mason will share poetry from his most recent collection and share the virtual stage with Tanya Bachu, 2022 Nebraska Youth Poet Laureate!
Art Gallery
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 5:00pm
Join us for a reception with artist Christopher Strickland on Friday, August 12, at 5:00 p.m.
Opera House
Monday, August 1, 2022 to Saturday, August 6, 2022
In this musical adaptation of The Jungle Book, Mowgli explores what it means to be human with his jungle friends!
Opera House
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Mark your calendars for this discussion with Jonis Agee about her book, The Bones of Paradise. This multigenerational family saga takes place shortly after the Wounded Knee...
Opera House
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
Join us for an evening celebration of local children's creativity that's got it all! We will begin with a very special theater performance in collaboration with Blixt Locally...
"Teaching with Fire" by Christopher Strickland
Art Gallery
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to Saturday, August 13, 2022
Christopher Strickland's abstract watercolor expressions are visual chronicles that document the effects of spiritual awakening and personal transformation.
Opera House
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Composer Chris Ellenwood’s new composition, Children of the Moon , is based on Willa Cather’s One of Ours which celebrates its 100th publication anniversary in 2022. Featuring...